Pulitzer Prize-winning author Richard Russo will visit Dickinson April 14-15 as the recipient of The Harold and Ethel L. Stellfox Visiting Scholars and Writers Program award.
Russo, acclaimed for his depiction of life in small-town America, has written seven novels: That Old Cape Magic
(2009), Bridge of Sighs
(2007), the Pulitzer Prize-winning Empire Falls
(2001), Straight Man
(1997), Nobody’s Fool
(1993), The Risk Pool
(1988) and Mohawk
(1986). He also published a collection of short stories, The Whore’s Child
(2002). Russo co-wrote the screenplay for the film Twilight
(1998) and the screenplay for Ice Harvest
(2005) with director Robert Benton. Benton also directed the 1994 film adaptation of Nobody’s Fool
, which starred Paul Newman and Jessica Tandy.
The schedule of events for Russo:
• Thursday, April 14, 7:30 p.m. Reading and award presentation in the Anita Tuvin Schlechter (ATS) auditorium.
• Friday, April 15, 10 a.m. Question & answer session in the Great Room, Stern Center.
• Friday, April 15, 11:30 a.m. Book signing at the Whistlestop Bookshop, 129 W. High Street, Carlisle.
The Stellfox Visiting Scholars and Writers Program is in honor of Jean Louise Stellfox '60, who was inspired to become an English teacher after meeting Robert Frost during the poet’s visit to Dickinson in 1959. Stellfox established the gift in honor of her parents, Harold and Ethel L. Stellfox. Click here for additional information on Richard Russo