Richard Hell, 20th Annual ODU Literary Festival


Richard Hell

Document Type

Featured Participant

Festival Date



Batten Arts and Letters Building

Author/Artist Bio

Richard Hell musician, poet, and novelist is best known for his album with the Voidoids, “Blank Generation.” William Gibson has said, “Go Now is a vile, scabrous, unforgivable novel and deserving of the widest possible audience.” Hell is also the author of several books of poems including I Was a Spiral on the Floor (Soyo Publications, 1988), Across The Years, and Wanna Go Out, collaborative poems with Tom Verlain. His work has been widely anthologized in collections such as Out of this World (poems, Crown Publishers, 1992), and Jungles D’Ameriques (fiction, AAC Editions, Paris, 1993). Hell currently lives and writes in New York City.


Hell read on Friday, October 17th,1997 at 2:00 p.m. and at 3:30 p.m. with Gay Talese, Mike D'Orso, and Louise Redd.


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