Interviewed by: Angela Elam
Catalog Number: 20030910, 20030514
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for his epic novel Empire Falls, Richard Russo is the author of six novels and two short story collections. Known for his dead-on depictions of life in the declining small towns of America, Russo is considered a master craftsman and chronicler of his times. In this interview, Russo discusses the pleasure he finds in writing fiction as well as his surprise in how much he enjoys the process of screenwriting, so much so that he’s accepted commissions to write screenplays for the works of others.
In the second half of this interview with Philip Lee Williams, winner of the 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Georgia Writers Association, he discusses his most recent works of poetry, ...
Poet Susan Aizenberg discusses the use of fiction within poetry, admitting that she draws from real life, but notes that there is a distinction between truth and fact. Recently retired from teaching at Nebraska's Creighton University, she reads fr...
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