Novelist Richard Russo

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Russo won a Pulitzer Prize for his novel Empire Falls, which was also a national bestseller. His work focuses on the working class. One reviewer writes, he transforms "every day people and seemingly ordinary events into the quintessential." Russo has written a total of five novels, including Mohawk, The Risk Pool and Nobody's Fool, which was made into a film starring Paul Newman. His latest book is The Whore's Child and Other Stories." This story first aired Aug. 19, 2002.



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