By: Emily Krueger
• 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.
• 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.