Nobody's Fool and Everybody's Fool

by Richard Russo

(2016 Selection)

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Novelist and screenwriter Richard Russo was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for his 2001 book, Empire Falls. His other novels include Mohawk (1986), The Risk Pool (1988), Nobody’s Fool (1993), Straight Man (1997), Bridge of Sighs (2007), and That Old Cape Magic (2009).  He also has authored two collections, The Whore’s Child and Other Stories (2002) and Interventions (2012). Elsewhere, a memoir, was published in 2012.  As a screenwriter, Mr. Russo has authored several adaptations and original screenplays that were produced as feature films or television productions. These include the films Nobody's Fool (1994) and Twilight (1998), starring Paul Newman, as well as the television mini-series, Empire Falls, which was based on Mr. Russo's book and starred Paul Newman, Ed Harris, Phillip Seymour Hoffman, and Helen Hunt. In addition, Mr. Russo has contributed short fiction to numerous periodicals and served as editor for the 2010 volume of The Best American Short Stories.

Richard Russo was born in Johnstown, New York, on July 15, 1949. He holds a bachelor's degree, a doctor of philosophy degree, and a master of fine arts degree from the University of Arizona. He taught fiction at the Southern Illinois University at Carbondale and was a professor at Colby College, and currently lives with his wife in Camden, Maine, and Boston.

About Richard Russo

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Richard Russo readers return to North Bath, N.Y. (Boston Globe, April 26, 2016)

An Open Door: A Profile of Richard Russo (Poets & Writers, May/June 2016)

For Pulitzer Prize-winning Portland author Richard Russo, the story starts at home. (Portland Press Herald, February 23, 2016)

Remedial Reader: The Essential Richard Russo.   (The Daily Beast, June 20, 2012)

Richard Russo's Small-Town America. (NPR, July 17, 2011)

Richard Russo, Happily at Home in Winesburg East. (The New York Times, July 2, 2004)

Richard Russo: The Novelist Again Explores the crucial Impact of Place on Individual Destinies.  (Publishers Weekly, June 7, 1993)

Interviews with Richard Russo

Richard Russo Returns To North Bath, NY, In 'Everybody's Fool' (NPR, Fresh Air - May 9, 2016)

Novelist Richard Russo: 'I Find Myself Now ... Having Lived The American Dream' (NPR, Morning Edition - May 5, 2016) 

Foolin’ Around With Richard Russo (Sheridan Road - May 1, 2016)

Richard Russo’s Latest Novel: ‘Everybody’s Fool’ (Wall Street Journal - April 27, 2016)

The Mother of the Man. (Commonweal - June 1, 2014)

Richard Russo: 'Nobody's Fool' sequel isn't about Sully (USA Today, May 31, 2013) - VIDEO

NPR: Resenting And Respecting Mom In Russo's 'Elsewhere' (NPR, October 30, 2012 )

Mother and Son: Richard Russo Talks About ‘Elsewhere’  (New York Times, October 30, 2012)

A conversation with Richard Russo. (New York Times, August 14, 2009) - VIDEO

Interview With Richard Russo. (Redivider Journal, July 6, 2008)

Influences: Richard Russo, Writer Empire Falls HBO. New York Magazine, June 6, 2005

Author Interview - Richard Russo. (Identity Theory, June 16, 2001)

A conversation with Richard Russo.  (The Writer, December 2000)

 

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