Richard Russo

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General Information

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Name: Richard Russo

Pen Name: None

Born: 1949 in Johnstown, New York

Website: N/A

Email: N/A

Illinois Connection

Formerly from Carbondale, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Richard Russo was teaching in the English department at Southern Illinois University Carbondale when his first novel, Mohawk was published.

Published Works

  • Mohawk, Random House, 1986
  • The Risk Pool, Random House, 1988
  • Nobody`s Fool, Random House, 1993
  • Straight Man, Random House, 1997
  • Twilight (screenplay), Paramount, 1998
  • The Collected Stories of Richard Yates, Holt, 2001
  • Empire Falls, Knopf, 2001
  • The Whore`s Child and Other Stories, Knopf, 2002
  • Bridge of Sighs, Knopf, 2007
  • That Old Cape Magic, Knopf, 2009
  • Interventions, (Illustrated by Kate Russo) Down East Books, 2012

Titles for Purchase and at Your Library


ISBN: 0679753826
Release Date: 1994-04-12

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The Risk Pool

ISBN: 0679753834
Release Date: 1994-04-12

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Empire Falls

ISBN: 0307275132
Release Date: 2005-05-10

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The Bridge of Sighs: Library Edition

ISBN: 1602527253
Release Date: 2007-09-25

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Literary Awards

Pulitzer Prize (Fiction), for Empire Falls, 2002

Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

Speaking Engagement Availability: (No)

Contact Information:

c/o Author Mail

Knopf Publishing 299 Park Ave., 4th Floor

New York, New York 10171

External Links

Richard Russo on WorldCat

Richard Russo on Amazon


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