Library of Congress

National Book Festival

At the 2018 National Book Festival


  • Poetry & Prose
    Saturday, September 1
    5:00 pm - 5:50 pm

Book Signing

  • Saturday, September 1
    3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Richard Russo’s novels include “Everybody’s Fool” and “That Old Cape Magic.” In 2002 he was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in fiction for “Empire Falls,” which was adapted into an award-winning miniseries by HBO. He has also published short story collections, most recently, “Trajectory” in 2017. His new book of essays is “The Destiny Thief: Essays on Writing, Writers and Life” (Knopf). In addition to the Pulitzer, Russo has received several other honors, such as the Indie Champion Award from the American Booksellers Association and the Grand Prix de Littérature Américaine from France.

Previous National Book Festival Appearances

Richard Russo

Photo by Elena Seibert