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A Week in Literary History

July 15th, 2002

American novelist Richard Russo (The Risk Pool, 1988) is born in 1949 in Johnstown, N.Y.

Richard Russo, b. July 15, 1949

russoRusso doesn’t travel far from the town he grew up in, Gloversville, in upstate New York, in many of his fictions, and he manages to rework familiar territory in new and profound ways in book after book. One hopes that his latest book, a memoir, doesn’t mean that he’s finished with fiction.

Suggested Reading Novels Mohawk, 1986. The Risk Pool, 1988. Straight Man, 1997. Empire Falls, 2001. Bridge of Sighs, 2007. That Old Cape Magic, 2009. Memoir Elsewhere: A Memoir, 2012.

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