Richard Russo is an American novelist, short story writer, screenwriter, and teacher.
Born: July 15, 1949 (age 64), Johnstown, NY
“After all, what was the whole wide world but a place for people to yearn for their heart’s impossible desires, for those desires to become entrenched in defiance of logic, plausibility, and even the passage of time, as eternal as polished marble. ”—Richard Russo, Empire Falls
“Novel writing is mostly triage (this now, that later) and obstinacy. Trying something, and when that doesn’t work, trying something else. Welcoming clutter Surrendering a good idea for a better one. Knowing you won’t find the finish line for a year or two, or five…”—Richard Russo, Elsewhere
Happy birthday, Richard Russo