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Pulitzer Prize-winning author Richard Russo to Visit West Hartford on Wednesday

Richard Russo has been chosen as the author for WEST HARTFORD READS 2017. Submitted photo

Multiple book discussions have been held January as a prelude to the April 26 visit of Pulitzer Prize-winning author Richard Russo’s as part of WEST HARTFORD READS!


Richard Russo will visit West Hartford on Wednesday, April 26, at 7 p.m., for WEST HARTFORD READS! – an annual reading initiative encouraging everyone in town to read the works of one notable author.

Russo will be at the West Hartford Town Hall Auditorium, 50 South Main St. Doors open at 6 p.m., and seating is first-come, first-seated.

Russo is the author of eight novels, two collections of stories, and the memoir Elsewhere. Russo co-wrote the 1998 film, Twilight, with the director Robert Benton, and in 2005 wrote Niall Johnson’s film, Keeping Mum, which stars Rowan Atkinson.

In 2002, Russo received the Pulitzer Prize for the novel Empire Falls, which like Nobody’s Fool was adapted to film in an award-winning HBO miniseries. His latest novel, Everybody’s Fool, was published in May 2016.

Barnes & Noble (West Hartford) will be selling a selection of Richard Russo’s books for autographing at this event.

Free parking for this event on the Town Hall Surface Lot, 50 South Main St. This event will be sign language interpreted.

This program is made possible by the generous support of the West Hartford Public Library Foundation, Thomas F. Kilfoil Memorial Bequest

For more information, please call the library at 860-561-6990.

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