|Birthplace||Winona, Minnesota, USA|
Bill Barich, born 1943 in Winona, Minnesota, USA, is a writer. He is a freelance writer for Luck. It is his first screenwriting role. He has had a long career as an author and journalist.
He grew up on Long Island before graduating from Colgate University. Subsequently, he served in the U.S. Peace Corps in eastern Nigeria (Biafra), then settled in northern California where many of his books are set.
He published Laughing in the Hills, his first book, a classic account of racetrack life, in 1980. William Shawn, editor of The New Yorker, ran a two-part excerpt from the book and appointed Barich a staff writer. His contributions over the next fifteen years fall into three categories: travel and the sporting life; reportage; and short fiction. Traveling Light, his account of a sojourn abroad in Italy and England, appeared in 1984, after which he won a Guggenheim Fellowship in Fiction. His other books include Hard to Be Good (stories); Big Dreams: Into the Heart of California (travel); Carson Valley (novel); Crazy for Rivers (angling/autobiography); and A Fine Place to Daydream (travel/racing). Barich's work has been included in Best American Short Stories and many other anthologies. In addition to The New Yorker, he has contributed to Esquire, Sports Illustrated, American Poetry Review, Salon, Narrative, and other magazines and journals, and he is a Literary Laureate of the San Francisco Public Library. He currently lives in Dublin, Ireland. He has also written a book entitled A Pint of Plain, an account of his setting out to find a traditional authentic Irish pub. It is a lament of sorts as he is seeking the famous Pat Cohen-type pub of the John Wayne film The Quiet Man. In 2010, Barich publish Long Way Home: On the Trail of Steinbeck's America, his account of a 5,943-mile cross-country trip undertaken in the autumn of 2008 just prior to the presidential election. He assesses the state of the nation in much the same way John Steinbeck did almost fifty years ago in Travels With Charley.
|Season one credits|
|"Luck"||"Ace Meets with a Potential Investor"||"Ace Meets with a Talented Whiz Kid"|
|"Ace Meets with a Colleague"||"Ace Forces Escalante to Swap Jockeys"||"Ace Pitches a Deal"|
|"Ace and Claire Tour a Horse Farm"||"Ace Counters Smythe's Move with His Own"||"Two Prized Colts Go Head-to-Head"|
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