|Photo by Nancie Battaglia
Russell Banks is president of the Cities of Refuge North America and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. His work has been translated into 20 languages and has received numerous international prizes and awards. He lives in upstate New York.
—Pulitzer Prize, Finalist, 1998Cloudsplitter
—Pen/Faulkner Award, Finalist, 1998Continental Drift
—Pulitzer Prize, Finalist, 1985Affliction
—Pen/Faulkner Award, Finalist, 1989