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Richard Price’s Next Book Due in Fall 2011

Only, it won't be a big thick literary crime novel in his usual style (see: Lush Life, Clockers), but a more straightforward genre exercise that will kick off a detective series to be published under the pen name Jay Morris. (For theorizing as to why Price isn't spending another half-decade researching and writing his next project, read this.) The first book will center on a "40-year-old New York City police detective turned night-watch sergeant whose career was ruined after a controversial shooting." That sounds great, so just one question: Is it possible at all to still change that pen name to something more badass than "Jay Morris"? [NYT]