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Russell Banks

Author of Cloudsplitter

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The oldest of four children, Russell Banks spent his childhood and adolescence in New Hampshire and Eastern Massachusetts. His blue collar, working class background is strongly reflected in his writing. The first in his family to attend college, Banks studied at Colgate University and later graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of North Carolina, at Chapel Hill. While he was establishing himself as a writer, Banks spent time as a plumber, shoe salesman, and a window dresser. Banks's titles include Searching for Survivors, Family Life, Hamilton Stark, The New World, The Book of Jamaica, Trailerpark, The Relation of My Imprisonment, Continental Drift, Success Stories, Affliction, The Sweet Hereafter and Dreaming Up America. Banks has also written numerous poems, stories, and essays. Banks is the recipient of several awards and prizes. Among his accolades are the St. Lawrence Award for Short Fiction, the John Dos Passos Award, and the Literature Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. In 1986, Continental Drift was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. (Bowker Author Biography)
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Cloudsplitter 1,576 copies, 31 reviews
The Sweet Hereafter 1,564 copies, 34 reviews
Rule of the Bone 1,353 copies, 33 reviews
Continental Drift 918 copies, 22 reviews
Affliction 850 copies, 18 reviews
The Darling 773 copies, 28 reviews
Lost Memory of Skin 744 copies, 42 reviews
The Reserve 644 copies, 21 reviews
Trailerpark 235 copies, 5 reviews
A Permanent Member of the Family 182 copies, 8 reviews
Book of Jamaica 118 copies, 1 review
Success Stories 112 copies, 1 review
Foregone 110 copies, 14 reviews
Hamilton Stark 99 copies, 3 reviews
The Bridge of San Luis Rey (Foreword, some editions; Foreword, some editions) 4,432 copies, 112 reviews
A Walk on the Wild Side (Foreword, some editions) 607 copies, 13 reviews
Unholy Ghost: Writers on Depression (Contributor) 468 copies, 8 reviews
Sudden Fiction: American Short-Short Stories (Contributor) 344 copies, 6 reviews
Montreal Stories (Introduction, some editions) 232 copies, 5 reviews
The Best American Travel Writing 2001 (Contributor) 230 copies, 1 review
Bad Trips (Contributor) 223 copies, 6 reviews
The Best American Mystery Stories 2001 (Contributor) 136 copies, 2 reviews
The Best American Mystery Stories 2014 (Contributor) 86 copies, 3 reviews
The Best American Short Stories 1985 (Contributor) 57 copies
The Sweet Hereafter [1997 film] (Original book) 35 copies
The Best American Short Stories 1971 (Contributor) 21 copies
The Best American Short Stories 1975 (Contributor) 13 copies
New American Review #4 (Contributor) 12 copies
The Hurly Burly and Other Stories (Preface, some editions; Editor, some editions) 7 copies
Race Traitor 10 (Contributor) 3 copies
Fire Exit, 4 (Contributor) 1 copy
Christmas 1968: 14 poets (Contributor) 1 copy
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