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Richard Russo

Author of Empire Falls

Includes the names: Richard Russo, Fichard Russo, Richard Russo, Richard Rasso

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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 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)
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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.

Empire Falls 8,344 copies, 175 reviews
Straight Man 3,266 copies, 93 reviews
Bridge of Sighs 3,018 copies, 107 reviews
Nobody's Fool 2,249 copies, 51 reviews
That Old Cape Magic 1,932 copies, 106 reviews
The Risk Pool 1,160 copies, 16 reviews
Mohawk 923 copies, 17 reviews
Everybody's Fool 829 copies, 27 reviews
The Whore's Child: Stories 784 copies, 16 reviews
Chances Are… 668 copies, 52 reviews
Elsewhere: A Memoir 563 copies, 23 reviews
The Best American Short Stories 2010 (Editor & Introduction) 380 copies, 6 reviews
Trajectory: Stories 269 copies, 12 reviews
The Pickwick Papers (Introduction, some editions) 8,070 copies, 114 reviews
She's Not There: A Life in Two Genders (Afterword, some editions) 1,247 copies, 32 reviews
The Best American Short Stories 2007 (Contributor) 774 copies, 13 reviews
The Collected Stories of Richard Yates (Introduction) 604 copies, 3 reviews
Granta 111: Going Back (Contributor) 104 copies
Granta 19: More Dirt (Contributor) 68 copies
Nobody's Fool [1994 film] (Original novel) 24 copies
Amerika, Amerika bloemlezing (Contributor) 8 copies

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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.

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