Featured Guest Lecture: Richard Russo

“Fiction, Humor, and a Sense of Place”

Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 6:00-7:00 p.m. • Reception and Book Signing from 7-7:45 p.m.
Location: Presidential Orientation Theater, George Bush Presidential Library and Museum
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Richard Russo. Credit: Elena Seibert

Credit: Elena Seibert

Novelist, screenwriter, and short-story writer

Pulitzer Prize-winner Russo discusses his novels, short stories, and the character development, writing, and editing process behind his work.

Empire Falls book coverPulitzer Prize-winner for Empire Falls and author of the recent memoir Elsewhere, Richard Russo chronicles life in the gritty industrial towns of the American Northeast, from their gossip and resentments to their rich characters and cafes. Russo’s previous works include seven novels and one collection of short stories, including the Pulitzer Prize-winning Empire Falls, which was also adapted into an HBO miniseries starring Paul Newman, Ed Harris, Phillip Seymour Hoffman, and Helen Hunt. Russo earned a bachelor’s degree, a master’s in fine arts, and a Ph.D. from the University of Arizona. He has two daughters and lives with his wife in Camden, Maine.

Reception and book signing from 7:00-7:45 p.m. in the atrium.

For more information on this speaker, please visit: www.prhspeakers.com

Support provided by:
Melbern G. Glasscock Center for Humanities Research
Scowcroft Institute of International Affairs
Department of English