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Russell Banks

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Interviewed by: Whitney Terrell

Catalog Number: 20190621

Novelist, professor, and mountain climber Russell Banks discusses his life and writing at a Literacy Kansas City event. Interviewed by fellow novelist and his former student Whitney Terrell, Banks discusses his childhood trauma and how its ripple effect played into his relationships. He also talks about his time spent traveling to places like Haiti and Jamaica, and how white America has overlooked and belittled the Native and minority populations of the country. Banks also reveals how these events, and more, have made their way into his writing, including his books, The Sweet Hereafter and Affliction, which have since been adapted into movies.

(Photo by Larry D. Moore CC BY-SA 3.0)

| Interview Year: 2018 | Genre: Fiction |

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