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Folger Theatre
201 East Capitol Street, SE Washington, DC 20003
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The Pulitzer Prize finalist and Pulitzer Prize winner read from new novels that explore richly drawn fictional worlds set in upstate New York.

Russell Banks:

Russell Banks is the author of 16 works of fiction, including, most recently, The Reserve. Two of his novels, Continental Drift and Cloudsplitter, were finalists for the Pulitzer Prize. Affliction, a PEN/Faulkner Award Finalist, has been made into an award-winning film, as has The Sweet Hereafter, which won the Grand Prix and International Critics Prize at the 1997 Cannes Film Festival.

Richard Russo:

Richard Russo is the author of six novels, including the Pulitzer Prize-winning Empire Falls, as well as a collection of short stories and several produced screenplays. His most recent novel is Bridge of Sighs. He and his wife, Barbara, divide their time between coastal Maine and Boston.

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