Moderated by Harold Augenbraum
Richard Russo is the author of six novels: Mohawk, Bridge of Sighs, Nobody’s Fool, Straight Man, That Old Cape Magic, and Empire Falls, which earned him the Pulitzer Prize for fiction and which he adapted for the award-winning HBO miniseries starring Ed Harris. Russo has written screenplays for numerous films, including Ice Harvest and Keeping Mum, and penned the short story collection The Whore’s Child and Other Stories, the novella Intervention, and the arresting memoir Elsewhere. He lives in Maine and Boston.
Harold Augenbraum is executive director of the National Book Foundation, presenter of the National Book Awards. He has published seven books on Latino literature of the United States. In 2012, the University of Texas Press published his co-translation of The Plain in Flames by Juan Rulfo, and in 2013, Penguin will publish his edition of The Collected Poems of Marcel Proust.