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Richard Russo

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Richard Russo was born in Johnstown, New York on July 15, 1949. He received a Bachelor's degree, a Master of Fine Arts degree, and a Doctor of Philosophy degree from the University of Arizona. He taught at numerous colleges including Southern Illinois University Carbondale and Colby College. He has visa mer written numerous books including Mokawk, The Risk Pool, Straight Man, Bridge of Sighs, and That Old Cape Magic, as well as a short story collection, The Whore's Child. His novel Empire Falls won the 2002 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and Nobody's Fool was made into a movie starring Paul Newman, Bruce Willis and Melanie Griffith. His memoir was entitled Elsewhere. He also co-wrote the 1998 film Twilight with director Robert Benton and the teleplay for the HBO adaptation of Empire Falls. (Bowker Author Biography) Richard Russo lives in coastal Maine with his wife & two daughters. (Publisher Fact Sheets) visa färre

(eng) Richard Russo is the author of Mohawk, Empire Falls, etc. He is not the same author as either Richard Anthony Russo [co-editor of the Yellow Silk anthologies with Lily Pond, and editor of Dreams Are Wiser Than Men] or the science fiction writer, Richard Paul Russo [the "Carlucci" novels, "Singleton" novels, etc.]. Please do not combine these authors; thank you.


Verk av Richard Russo

Empire Falls (2001) 8,677 exemplar
Straight Man (1997) 3,450 exemplar
Bridge of Sighs (2007) 3,148 exemplar
Nobody's Fool (1993) 2,422 exemplar
That Old Cape Magic (2009) 2,023 exemplar
The Risk Pool (1988) 1,214 exemplar
Mohawk (1986) 969 exemplar
Everybody's Fool (2016) 937 exemplar
The Whore's Child: Stories (2002) 827 exemplar
Chances Are… (2019) 777 exemplar
Elsewhere: A Memoir (2012) 595 exemplar
The Best American Short Stories 2010 (2010) — Editor & Introduction — 405 exemplar
Trajectory: Stories (2017) 298 exemplar
Somebody's Fool (2023) 161 exemplar
The Ice Harvest [2005 film] (2006) — Screenwriter — 64 exemplar
Keeping Mum [2005 film] (2006) — Screenwriter — 57 exemplar
Empire Falls [2005 TV movie] (2005) — Screenwriter — 51 exemplar
A Healing Touch: True Stories of Life, Death, and Hospice (2008) — Editor, Introduction & Contributor — 43 exemplar
Nate in Venice {novella} (2013) 39 exemplar
Twilight [1998 film] (1998) — Screenwriter — 26 exemplar
Little Aeroplane (2002) 23 exemplar
Sh*tshow (2019) 16 exemplar
Brush with Fate [2003 TV movie] (2003) — Screenwriter — 13 exemplar
The Flamingo Rising [2001 TV movie] (2001) — Screenwriter — 3 exemplar
Horseman {story} 2 exemplar
Le conseguenze: [romanzo] (2021) 2 exemplar
Firlama Profesor (2006) 1 exemplar
Koniec Empire Falls (2003) 1 exemplar
Somebnody's fool 1 exemplar
Retour à Martha's Vineyard (2021) 1 exemplar
Immergleiche Wege 1 exemplar

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The Collected Stories of Richard Yates (2001) — Inledning — 634 exemplar
Tales of Two Americas: Stories of Inequality in a Divided Nation (2017) — Bidragsgivare — 164 exemplar
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It Occurs to Me That I Am America: New Stories and Art (2018) — Bidragsgivare — 70 exemplar
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Hey, Boo: Harper Lee and To Kill a Mockingbird [2010 film] (2014) — Berättare — 16 exemplar
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Allmänna fakta

Vedertaget namn
Russo, Richard
Namn enligt folkbokföringen
Russo, James Richard
1949-07-15 [1949]
Johnstown, New York, USA
Johnstown, New York, USA
Gloversville, New York, USA
Tucson, Arizona, USA
Camden, Maine, USA
Portland, Maine, USA
Boston, Massachusetts, USA
University of Arizona (B.A., 1967)
University of Arizona (M.F.A., 1980)
University of Arizona (Ph.D., 1979)
Russo, Barbara (wife)
Colby College
Priser och utmärkelser
Pulitzer Prize for Fiction (2002)
Richard Russo is the author of Mohawk, Empire Falls, etc. He is not the same author as either Richard Anthony Russo [co-editor of the Yellow Silk anthologies with Lily Pond, and editor of Dreams Are Wiser Than Men] or the science fiction writer, Richard Paul Russo [the "Carlucci" novels, "Singleton" novels, etc.]. Please do not combine these authors; thank you.



Richard Russo: American Author Challenge i 75 Books Challenge for 2016 (mars 2016)
Darryl's Meme: Who are your favorite STILL LIVING novelists? i 75 Books Challenge for 2012 (januari 2012)


As a man is going to his daughter's wedding, this tale goes back and forth on all that has transpired leading him to where he is. This is one of the few books I could read again. Very well written.
LivelyLady | 111 andra recensioner | Nov 18, 2023 |
Oddly funny and moving story

Oh, the humanity! From the bad stench, and unstable cemetery to the lowlife criminals, the small town of Bath is packed with memorable characters trying to stay one step ahead of disasters.
JoniMFisher | 31 andra recensioner | Oct 26, 2023 |
Richard Russo is one of my favorite authors. I have read all his previous fiction and have a special affection for his trilogy about North Bath, New York. This is the final book and it is probably the best book that Russo has done. Russo does a great job of depicting small town up state New York and New England towns. Though it might help to have read the previous 2 books it is not necessary because the original protagonist Donald "Sully" Sullivan who died in the 2nd book, is constantly introduced throughout the book. The main characters are his son Peter, his ex lover Ruth, her daughter, her granddaughter, Doug Raymer and his lover colleague Charice and many others. Russo sets this novel in 2010 where the recession has impacted North Bath so it is being swallowed up by its wealthy neighbor Schulyer Springs. Doug the police chief loses his job and Charice who is black get the job as the new police chief in the Springs. Russo introduces themes of racism, police abuse, small town poverty, bad parenting and other societal ills in a mix that produces a great story. The writing is excellent with wonderful humor which makes all the characters very real. At 440 pages it is the correct size to incorporate this large sprawling novel. If you have never read Russo then I strongly recommend this book. You might also check out the "Nobody's Fool" movie based on the first book of the trilogy with Paul Newman playing Sully. Also "Lucky Hank" with Bob Odenkirk is a limited series based on a Russo novel which is quite good(streaming on ???).… (mer)
nivramkoorb | 10 andra recensioner | Oct 24, 2023 |
Always loved the stories revolving around "Sully". Interesting and unique characters in this story.
Doondeck | 10 andra recensioner | Oct 22, 2023 |




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