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Richard Russo

Autor(a) de Empire Falls

41+ Works 26,445 Membros 774 Críticas 195 Favorited

About the Author

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 mostrar mais 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) mostrar menos
Disambiguation Notice:

(eng) 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.


Obras por Richard Russo

Empire Falls (2001) 8,676 exemplares
Straight Man (1997) 3,450 exemplares
Bridge of Sighs (2007) 3,148 exemplares
Nobody's Fool (1993) 2,422 exemplares
That Old Cape Magic (2009) 2,023 exemplares
The Risk Pool (1988) 1,214 exemplares
Mohawk (1986) 969 exemplares
Everybody's Fool (2016) 937 exemplares
The Whore's Child: Stories (2002) 828 exemplares
Chances Are… (2019) 777 exemplares
Elsewhere: A Memoir (2012) 595 exemplares
The Best American Short Stories 2010 (2010) — Editor & Introduction — 405 exemplares
Trajectory: Stories (2017) 298 exemplares
Somebody's Fool (2023) 161 exemplares
The Ice Harvest [2005 film] (2006) — Screenwriter — 64 exemplares
Keeping Mum [2005 film] (2006) — Screenwriter — 57 exemplares
Empire Falls [2005 TV movie] (2005) — Screenwriter — 51 exemplares
A Healing Touch: True Stories of Life, Death, and Hospice (2008) — Editor, Introduction & Contributor — 43 exemplares
Nate in Venice {novella} (2013) 39 exemplares
Twilight [1998 film] (1998) — Screenwriter — 26 exemplares
Little Aeroplane (2002) 23 exemplares
Sh*tshow (2019) 16 exemplares
Brush with Fate [2003 TV movie] (2003) — Screenwriter — 13 exemplares
The Flamingo Rising [2001 TV movie] (2001) — Screenwriter — 3 exemplares
Horseman {story} 2 exemplares
Le conseguenze: [romanzo] (2021) 2 exemplares
High and Dry {story} 2 exemplares
Firlama Profesor (2006) 1 exemplar
Koniec Empire Falls (2003) 1 exemplar
Somebnody's fool 1 exemplar
Retour à Martha's Vineyard (2021) 1 exemplar
Immergleiche Wege 1 exemplar

Associated Works

The Pickwick Papers (1836) — Introdução, algumas edições8,825 exemplares
She's Not There: A Life in Two Genders (2003) — Posfácio, algumas edições1,352 exemplares
The Best American Short Stories 2007 (2007) — Contribuidor — 815 exemplares
The Collected Stories of Richard Yates (2001) — Introdução — 634 exemplares
Tales of Two Americas: Stories of Inequality in a Divided Nation (2017) — Contribuidor — 164 exemplares
Granta 111: Going Back (2010) — Contribuidor — 110 exemplares
Granta 19: More Dirt (1986) — Contribuidor — 76 exemplares
It Occurs to Me That I Am America: New Stories and Art (2018) — Contribuidor — 70 exemplares
Nobody's Fool [1994 film] (1994) — Original novel — 31 exemplares
Hey, Boo: Harper Lee and To Kill a Mockingbird [2010 film] (2014) — Narrador — 16 exemplares
Amerika, Amerika bloemlezing — Contribuidor — 8 exemplares


Conhecimento Comum

Nome canónico
Russo, Richard
Nome legal
Russo, James Richard
Data de nascimento
1949-07-15 [1949]
Local de nascimento
Johnstown, New York, USA
Locais de residência
Johnstown, New York, USA
Gloversville, New York, USA
Tucson, Arizona, USA
Camden, Maine, USA
Portland, Maine, USA
Boston, Massachusetts, USA
University of Arizona (B.A., 1967)
University of Arizona (M.F.A., 1980)
University of Arizona (Ph.D., 1979)
Russo, Barbara (wife)
Colby College
Prémios e menções honrosas
Pulitzer Prize for Fiction (2002)
Nota de desambiguação
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.



Richard Russo: American Author Challenge em 75 Books Challenge for 2016 (Março 2016)
Darryl's Meme: Who are your favorite STILL LIVING novelists? em 75 Books Challenge for 2012 (Janeiro 2012)


As a man is going to his daughter's wedding, this tale goes back and forth on all that has transpired leading him to where he is. This is one of the few books I could read again. Very well written.
LivelyLady | 111 outras críticas | Nov 18, 2023 |
Oddly funny and moving story

Oh, the humanity! From the bad stench, and unstable cemetery to the lowlife criminals, the small town of Bath is packed with memorable characters trying to stay one step ahead of disasters.
JoniMFisher | 31 outras críticas | Oct 26, 2023 |
Richard Russo is one of my favorite authors. I have read all his previous fiction and have a special affection for his trilogy about North Bath, New York. This is the final book and it is probably the best book that Russo has done. Russo does a great job of depicting small town up state New York and New England towns. Though it might help to have read the previous 2 books it is not necessary because the original protagonist Donald "Sully" Sullivan who died in the 2nd book, is constantly introduced throughout the book. The main characters are his son Peter, his ex lover Ruth, her daughter, her granddaughter, Doug Raymer and his lover colleague Charice and many others. Russo sets this novel in 2010 where the recession has impacted North Bath so it is being swallowed up by its wealthy neighbor Schulyer Springs. Doug the police chief loses his job and Charice who is black get the job as the new police chief in the Springs. Russo introduces themes of racism, police abuse, small town poverty, bad parenting and other societal ills in a mix that produces a great story. The writing is excellent with wonderful humor which makes all the characters very real. At 440 pages it is the correct size to incorporate this large sprawling novel. If you have never read Russo then I strongly recommend this book. You might also check out the "Nobody's Fool" movie based on the first book of the trilogy with Paul Newman playing Sully. Also "Lucky Hank" with Bob Odenkirk is a limited series based on a Russo novel which is quite good(streaming on ???).… (mais)
nivramkoorb | 10 outras críticas | Oct 24, 2023 |
Always loved the stories revolving around "Sully". Interesting and unique characters in this story.
Doondeck | 10 outras críticas | Oct 22, 2023 |




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