Tribute to Russell Banks

Join us at the Albany Book Festival for a tribute to the late Russell Banks, major American novelist, who died January 7, 2023, at his home in Saratoga Springs.

Russell was a beloved member of the American literary community, a frequent guest of the NYS Writers Institute, the official New York State Author from 2004 to 2008, and a longtime friend of our founder, William Kennedy.

Stories and remembrances by Kennedy, Andre Dubus III, Jennifer Haigh, Annie Proulx, and Nell Irvin Painter. Moderated by Writers Institute Director Paul Grondahl.

Albany Book Festival: A Tribute to Russell Banks
3:15 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23
Campus Center West Auditorium
University at Albany
1400 Washington Avenue
Albany NY 12222
Free and open to the public
No registration required


Sep 23 2023


3:15 pm - 4:30 pm

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1400 Washington Avenue, Albany NY 12222
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