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AWARD-WINNING NOVELIST AND SHORT STORY WRITER RUSSELL BANKS TO READ AT BARD COLLEGE ON MONDAY, APRIL 12

Darren O'Sullivan
845-758-7649
osulliva@bard.edu
04-12-2004

ANNANDALE-ON-HUDSON, N.Y.— Russell Banks, the award-winning novelist and short story writer will read from new work at Bard College on Monday, April 12. Banks, a Pulitzer Prize finalist, is the author of Continental Drift, The Sweet Hereafter, and Cloudsplitter, among other books. He will be introduced by novelist and Bard literature Professor Bradford Morrow. The reading, which is being presented as part of Morrow's innovative course on contemporary fiction, is free and open to the public and takes place at 2:30 p.m. in Weis Cinema in the Bertelsmann Campus Center.

Banks is the author of 14 works of fiction and five collections of short stories, most recently The Angel on the Roof: The Stories of Russell Banks. Banks has won numerous awards and prizes for his work, including Guggenheim and National Endowment for the Arts creative writing fellowships; O. Henry, Pushcart, Fels, and Best American Short Story awards; the John Dos Passos Award; and the Literature Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He was a PEN/Faulkner finalist for his novels Affliction and Cloudsplitter and a Pulitzer Prize finalist for Continental Drift and Cloudsplitter. Both Affliction and The Sweet Hereafter have been made into critically acclaimed films.

Banks is president of the International Parliament of Writers and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He lives in upstate New York with his wife, the poet Chase Twitchell.

For more information about the reading, call 845-758-1539.

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(3.16.04)

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