Marquette to Host Reading and Book Signing for|
Novelist and Screenwriter Richard Russo
Released: April 24, 2006
Date: May 1, 2006
Time: 7 p.m.
Place: Weasler Auditorium
1506 W. Wisconsin Ave.
MILWAUKEE – Pulitzer Prize-Winning novelist and Emmy-nominated screenwriter Richard Russo will give a reading at Marquette University’s Weasler Auditorium on Monday, May 1, at 7p.m. A reception and book-signing will follow in the Henke Lounge, located on the second floor of the Alumni Memorial Union.
Russo has captivated readers and viewers with his novels, short stories and screenplays. His work includes the novel Empire Falls, which won the 2002 Pulitzer Prize for fiction and was made into an HBO miniseries starring Paul Newman. Russo’s screen adaptation of the novel received an Emmy nomination. Most recently, he is the co-writer of the screenplay The Ice Harvest, starring John Cusack and directed by Harold Ramis. His other best-selling novels—The Risk Pool, Straight Man, Mohawk, and Nobody’s Fool—and the story collection The Whore’s Child have established him as one of the preeminent voices in American literature.
Sponsors for this event include: The Helen Way Klingler College of Arts and Sciences, The J. William and Mary Diederich College of Communication, the Office of Student Development, the Marquette University Department of English, the Wisconsin Book Festival and the Wisconsin Humanities Council, the Marquette Student Government, and the Marquette Writing Society.
For more information, interested media may contact Anne Broeker in the Office of Marketing and Communication at (414) 288-0286.
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