Russo, Richard (1949 - )

Genre: Drama/Theatre/Film, General Fiction, Short Stories

Born in Johnstown, NY, on 15 July 1949, and raised in Gloversville, NY, Richard Russo left home to attend the University of Arizona and now lives in Camden, Maine.

He taught English and American literature for 20 years as a college professor, including courses in creative writing at Colby College in Waterville, ME and summer writing seminars at Warren Wilson College in North Carolina.

Russo was national chair of the 1995 Share Our Strength benefit, which raised money for hunger relief through over 300 book readings.

In addition to his novels, he has written several screenplays and a short story collection.

Along with Kate Russo and tom Butler, Russo won the 2013 Maine Literary Awards Excellence in Publishing Award for Interventions, published by Down East Books.

Selected Bibliography

  • Mohawk (1986)
  • The Risk Pool (1988)
  • Nobody's Fool (1993)
  • Straight Man (1997
  • Empire Falls (2001) (2002 Pulitzer Prize)
  • Bridge of Sighs (2007)
  • That Old Cape Magic (2009)
  • Elsewhere (2012)

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