Richard Connell

By: Emily Krueger

Facts

• Richard grew up in Poughkeepsie, New York.

• When he was only 10 years old, he started working for his father as a newspaper editor.

• Connell became the city editor of his father's newspaper when he was 16.

• Richard attended Georgetown College for a year.

• He then left Georgetown and attended Harvard University where he was an editor of Harvard's Lampoon and Daily Crimson.

• After graduating Harvard in 1915, Richard moved to New York City and became a journalist and a copy writer at an advertising agency.



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• He served in World War I as a combat veteran and became an editor for the camp newspaper.

• Richard married Louise Herrick Fox, a editor and writer.

• He started writing screenplays for Hollywood movies, following his return in the war.

• Connell received the O. Henry award in 1923 for his work "A Friend of Napoleon".

• He also received the O. Henry award in 1924 for his short story "The Most Dangerous Game".

• Richard Connell's most famous short story was "The Most Dangerous Game", that was published in 1924.

• His experiences in World War I, might have influenced his writings such as "The Most Dangerous Game" and many others.

• Connell died of a heart attack on November 22, 1949.