Russell Banks





Russell Banks

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in Newton, Massachusetts, The United States
March 28, 1940

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Russell Banks is a member of the International Parliament of Writers and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. His work has been translated into twenty languages and has received numerous international prizes and awards. He has written fiction, and more recently, non-fiction, with Dreaming up America. His main works include the novels Continental Drift, Rule of the Bone, Cloudsplitter, The Sweet Hereafter, and Affliction. The latter two novels were each made into feature films in 1997.


Average rating: 3.76 · 29,133 ratings · 3,439 reviews · 58 distinct works · Similar authors
Rule of the Bone
3.85 of 5 stars 3.85 avg rating — 5,267 ratings — published 1995 — 33 editions
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The Sweet Hereafter
3.84 of 5 stars 3.84 avg rating — 5,198 ratings — published 1991 — 26 editions
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Lost Memory of Skin
3.54 of 5 stars 3.54 avg rating — 4,116 ratings — published 2011 — 20 editions
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Cloudsplitter
3.91 of 5 stars 3.91 avg rating — 2,358 ratings — published 1998 — 25 editions
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Affliction
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3.98 of 5 stars 3.98 avg rating — 2,059 ratings — published 1989 — 19 editions
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Continental Drift
3.87 of 5 stars 3.87 avg rating — 1,874 ratings — published 1985 — 22 editions
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The Darling
3.76 of 5 stars 3.76 avg rating — 1,537 ratings — published 2004 — 29 editions
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The Reserve
2.93 of 5 stars 2.93 avg rating — 1,478 ratings — published 2008 — 26 editions
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Trailerpark
3.83 of 5 stars 3.83 avg rating — 660 ratings — published 1981 — 10 editions
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The Angel on the Roof
3.86 of 5 stars 3.86 avg rating — 589 ratings — published 1999 — 24 editions
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“Loyalty is weird, it kicks in when you dont expect it and the people who deserve loyalty least seem to get it the most.”
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“Lists of books we re-read and books we can't finish tell more about us than about the relative worth of the books themselves”
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“If you dedicate your attention to discipline in your life you become smarter while you are writing than while you are hanging out with your pals or in any other line of work.”
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