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Russell Banks


Born
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: 3.77 · 55,701 ratings · 6,163 reviews · 77 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Sweet Hereafter

3.86 avg rating — 8,972 ratings — published 1991 — 34 editions
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Rule of the Bone

3.88 avg rating — 8,753 ratings — published 1995 — 38 editions
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Lost Memory of Skin

3.59 avg rating — 6,563 ratings — published 2011 — 28 editions
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Cloudsplitter

3.91 avg rating — 4,531 ratings — published 1998 — 26 editions
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Affliction

3.99 avg rating — 3,535 ratings — published 1989 — 28 editions
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Continental Drift

3.87 avg rating — 3,504 ratings — published 1985 — 30 editions
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The Darling

3.81 avg rating — 2,450 ratings — published 2004 — 33 editions
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The Reserve

3.02 avg rating — 2,277 ratings — published 2008 — 24 editions
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A Permanent Member of the F...

3.60 avg rating — 1,392 ratings — published 2013 — 16 editions
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Trailerpark

3.82 avg rating — 1,037 ratings — published 1981 — 14 editions
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“Go, my book, and help destroy the world as it is.”
Russell Banks, Continental Drift

“Loyalty is weird, it kicks in when you dont expect it and the people who deserve loyalty least seem to get it the most.”
Russell Banks

“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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