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Russell Banks

Appearing on Cross Cultural Poetics, hosted by Leonard Schwartz

Episode #33: Addressing These Wars, 2004

  • Rick Simonson - Evergreen graduate, Copper Canyon Press Board Member, and the man who makes the Elliot Bay Book Company run - talks about the work of making literature possible in and around Seattle.
  • Novelist Micheline Marcom reads from her new novel The Day Dreaming Boy - and discusses the Armenian genocide.
  • Novelist Russell Banks reads his essay "Letter to My Granddaughter On The Eve Of Another War" - and discusses the embedded writers of Operation Homecoming.
  • Complete Recording (1:00:28): MP3

Episode #58: History/Language/Silence, 2004

  • Leading novelist Russell Banks discusses his latest novel, The Darling, set in Liberia, and discusses Liberia as a searing chapter in American history — that piece of Africa in effect being our colony. (30:48): MP3

Episode #231: Abolitionist, February 10, 2011

  • Russell Banks, novelist, discusses and reads from Cloudsplitter (Harper Perennial), a novel based on the life of John Brown.
  • Complete Program (59:22): MP3

Episode #291: A Permanent Member of the Family, January 23, 2014

  • Novelist Russell Banks reads from and discusses his short story collection A Permanent Member of the Family (HarperCollins). (28:24): MP3

Episode #292: Lost Memory of Skin, January 23, 2014

  • Russell Banks returns to read from and discuss his latest novel Lost Memory of Skin (HarperCollins). (29:30): MP3

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