Literature

Writing The City: Richard Russo

The Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist talks about his latest novel, the sequel to “Nobody’s Fool.”

Richard Russo
Richard Russo

Richard Russo just couldn’t stay away from North Bath and its citizens and denizens. And so, decades after he first visited the fictional upstate New York town and its characters in the novel Nobody’s Fool, he decided to drop in and see what everyone was up to in North Bath in his latest novel, Everybody’s Fool. (As it turns out, they’re up to quite a bit.)

Everybody's Fool

In this interview, Russo talks about spending time with his old friends Sully and Raymer, what compelled him to go back to North Bath, and what he learned about himself as a writer by doing so. Also discussed: the perks and burdens of being a Pulitzer Prize-winner, the death of Philip Seymour Hoffman, and the tawdry implications of garage door openers.

Richard Russo reads from Everybody’s Fool at the Brazos Bookstore on March 23, 2017

This interview will also air in an edited version on Houston Matters on March 16, 2017.

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