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Visiting Writer: Paul Russell

Paul Russell is the author of seven novels, including Immaculate Blue and Boys of Life. Two of his novels, The Coming Storm and The Unreal Life of Sergey Nabokov, won the Ferro-Grumley Award, and three have been finalists for the Lambda Literary Award.  Sea of Tranquillity was chosen as one of the 100 Best Gay and Lesbian Novels by the Triangle Publishing Group. 

He grew up in Memphis, Tennessee, attended Oberlin College, and earned an MFA in Creative Writing and a PhD in English from Cornell University. A recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Creative Writers Fellowship, he has taught at Vassar College and the University of Exeter.

His poetry, essays and short fiction have appeared in such journals and anthologies as Epoch, Carolina Quarterly, The James White Review, Sou’westerThe Black Warrior Review, American Short Fiction, Lumina, The Barcelona Review, Men on Men 4The Mammoth Book of New Gay EroticaSequoia, The William and Mary Review, Queer 13Gastronomica and Best Food Writing 2001. His work has been translated into thirteen languages.


Photo credit: Tuan Ching

Earlier Event: June 10
June Arrival
Later Event: June 18
Visiting Artist: Lamar Peterson