Joynes Events: Russsell Banks

Interviewed by Professor Evan Carton, and reading from the forthcoming novel, Lost Memory of Skin

Mon, April 18, 2011 | Joynes Room, Carothers (CRD) 007, 2501 Whitis Ave. Enter through the east doors of the honors quad

7:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Russell Banks
Russell Banks

Russell Banks will be nterviewed by Professor Evan Carton, and will read from the forthcoming novel Lost Memory of Skin


A novelist, story writer, poet, essayist and screenwriter, Russell Banks has published 20 books. His archive resides at the Harry Ransom Center. 

“Russell Banks is a fearless author. He tackles themes and situations that other writers
would not touch.” — Denver Post

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.  Banks has also written short stories, some of which appear in the collection The Angel on the Roof, as well as poetry.  Banks was the 1985 recipient of the John Dos Passos Prize for fiction. 


Reception and book signing to follow

Paid parking is available in the garage at the corner of San Antonio Street and 25th Street. No tickets or RSVP are
required for this public event, but seating will be limited. Books will be available to purchase before and after the program.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact or call (512) 471-5692.

Sponsored by: Mary Lu Joynes Endowment in the Plan II Honors Program, the Harry Ransom Center, the L.L. and Ethel E. Dean Endowment in the School of Undergraduate Studies, and the Department of English

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