Hubert Selby Jr.
Born: 23 July 1928 Died: 26 April 2004
Country of origin: United States
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Description: Hubert "Cubby" Selby Jr. was an American writer. His best-known novels are Last Exit to Brooklyn (1964) and Requiem for a Dream (1978), exploring worlds in the New York area. Both novels were adapted later as films, and he appeared in small roles in each. Selby wrote about a harsh underworld seldom portrayed in literature before then. His first novel was prosecuted for obscenity in Great Britain in 1967, and banned in Italy. His work was defended by leading writers. He was highly influential to more than a generation of writers. In addition to his works, for 20 years, he taught creative writing at the University of ... (more)
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