Richard Russo, Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author In Everett Friday

Richard Russo

Richard Russo will be in Everett Friday.

Word from Kate Larsen at the Everett Public Library that for the first time ever, they will be honoring a Pulitzer Prize Winning fiction author in Everett. Here’s what you need to know if you’re interested…

Hi there – this is a significant event for Everett; it’s the first Pulitzer winner (for Fiction) the Library has hosted. And it’s free! Russo’s book, Empire Falls, is a story about a Mill Town much like Everett.

Richard Russo, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Empire Falls. Russo makes an appearance for a free lecture and book signing, Friday, February 12 at 7:30 p.m. at the Everett Performing Arts Center. Copies of Empire Falls will be available for purchase.

A master of rich characters and pitch-perfect descriptions of small-town America, Russo’s humorous lectures cover his approach to shaping narratives and how “home” has defined his work.

There is an opportunity to attend a 6 p.m. reception with Russo for which only 100 tickets are available ( $10 for members of the Friends of the Everett Public Library, $25 for non-members. In addition to a close audience with Russo, the reception will also feature heavy appetizers and a no-host bar.

Russo is the author of a number of critically acclaimed novels, including Nobody’s Fool (which was made into a film starring Paul Newman). The sequel, Everybody’s Fool, will be published this May.

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