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Pulitzer Prize-Winning Writer Richard Russo to Speak at FM

Posted: September 13, 2013

Richard Russo

Richard Russo

As part of Fulton-Montgomery Community College’s 50th Anniversary celebration, Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Richard Russo will be speaking at FM on Wednesday, October 9, at 12:30 p.m. in the Raiders Den (Physical Education Building).

According to his website, “Richard Russo knows small town America. This masterful novelist has an uncanny sense of the way life works in the gritty industrial towns of the American Northeast. From the gossip and the resentments to the people and the cafes, Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Richard Russo chronicles blue-collar America in ways constantly surprising and utterly revealing.”

Russo’s previous works include seven novels and one collection of short stories. His 2001 novel, Empire Falls, won the 2002 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. It was also adapted into an HBO mini-series, starring Paul Newman, Ed Harris, Phillip Seymour Hoffman, and Helen Hunt. His latest book, Elsewhere, came out in 2012.

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.

This event, which will include a question and answer period, a book signing session, and a raffle to win an autographed copy of each of Russo’s books, is free and open to the public; however, seating is limited. Reservations must be made by contacting the College’s Foundation Office at (518) 736-3622, ext. 8020.


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