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    The Distinguished Writers Series: Russell Banks

    Presented by at Newhouse Center for the Humanities, Green Hall 237, Wellesley College

    October 26, 2010

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    The Distinguished Writers Series: Russell Banks

    Russell Banks’s novels include The Darling, The Sweet Hereafter, Cloudsplitter, Rule of the Bone, Affliction, and Continental Drift. The Angel on the Roof is a collection of thirty years of his short fiction. His latest novel, The Reserve, was published in early 2008. His novels, Affliction and The Sweet Hereafter, were adapted into feature films which received widespread critical acclaim. James Coburn won the Academy Award for Best...

    Russell Banks’s novels include The Darling, The Sweet Hereafter, Cloudsplitter, Rule of the Bone, Affliction, and Continental Drift. The Angel on the Roof is a collection of thirty years of his short fiction. His latest novel, The Reserve, was published in early 2008. His novels, Affliction and The Sweet Hereafter, were adapted into feature films which received widespread critical acclaim. James Coburn won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor and Nick Nolte was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor for their roles in Affliction. The Sweet Hereafter won three awards, including the Grand Prix and the International Critics Award at the 1997 Cannes Film Festival. Mr. Banks’ awards include the Ingram Merrill Award, the John Dos Passos Award, and the Literature Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Continental Drift and Cloudsplitter were finalists for the Pulitzer Prize; Affliction and Cloudsplitter were finalists for the PEN/Faulkner Award.


    Newhouse Center for the Humanities, Green Hall 237, Wellesley College

    106 Central Street
    Wellesley, MA 02481

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    4:30 pm



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    Special needs may be accommodated by contacting the Director of Disability Services, Jim Wice at 781-283-2434 or at jwice@wellesley.edu.


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