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Richard Russo


Richard Russo's 2001 novel, *Empire Falls*, won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 2002 and was also adapted into the acclaimed HBO mini-series, starring Paul Newman, Ed Harris, Phillip Seymour Hoffman, and Helen Hunt. He is also the author of seven novels including *Mohawk*, *Nobody's Fool*, *Straight Man*, *Bridge Of Sighs* and his newest *That Old Cape Magic* and one collection of short stories, *The Whore's Child*. Richard Russo was born in Johnstown, New York and raised in nearby Gloversville. He earned a bachelor's degree, a master's in fine arts, and a PhD from the University of Arizona. Richard has also written numerous screenplays including *Twilight* (with Robert Benton), *Keeping Mum* (with Niall Johnson), and *The Ice Harvest* (with Robert Benton) as well as the teleplay for *Empire Falls*. He has two daughters and lives with his wife in coastal Maine and Boston.