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Russell Banks

Rope Bridge by Vera Kratochvil In this audio excerpt, we take a brief look at the deceptively simple, yet heartbreaking plot in The Bridge of San Luis Rey . The opening of our Big Read audio guide features actress Marian Seldes, Sister Maureen Fiedler, JD McClatchy, Russell Banks, and the voice of...
Washington, DC Produced by Josephine Reed. Posted by Adam Kampe. Playwright Edward Albee. Thornton Wilder?s novel, The Bridge of San Luis Rey , is a Big Read selection. But we also wanted to explore Wilder?s influence as a Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright. Who better to discuss this with than...
February 18, 2010 Washington, DC "Bridge over railway tracks" by Rob Patrick from Flickr ( http://www.flickr.com/photos/alkalinezoo/ / CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 ) In his 1991 novel The Sweet Hereafter , Russell Banks explores how a tragic schoolbus accident affects the lives of the survivors. In this excerpt...