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Richard Russo is the author of eleven books, including Empire Falls, which won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 2001.

His 1994 novel, Nobody’s Fool, was made into a film starring Paul Newman by Robert Benton; in 2016, Russo released the long-awaited sequel, Everybody’s Fool. His books — including his new collection of short stories, Trajectory — are hailed both for their glorious wit as well as their fundamental kindness and humanity. This evening will feature a conversation between Russo and his friend of twenty-five years, Jennifer Finney Boylan, and will focus on relationships and friendships between men and women, parents and children, and authors and their creations.

Richard Russo and Jennifer Boylan will sign copies of their books, Trajectory: Stories and Long Black Veil, following the event.

Bios

Professor Jennifer Finney Boylan, author of thirteen books, is the inaugural Anna Quindlen Writer in Residence at Barnard College of Columbia University. She also serves as the national co-chair of the Board of Directors of GLAAD, the media advocacy group for LGBT people worldwide.

She has been a contributor to the op/ed page of The New York Times since 2007; in 2013 she became Contributing Opinion Writer for the page. Jenny also serves on the Board of Trustees of the Kinsey Institute for Research on Sex, Gender, and Reproduction. Jenny also serves as Special Advisor to the President of Colby College in Maine.

She is a consultant and cast member for I Am Cait, the docu-series about Caitlyn Jenner that debuted on the E! network in July of 2015; and also served as a consultant to the Amazon series Transparent.

Her 2003 memoir, She’s Not There: a Life in Two Genders (Broadway/Doubleday/Random House) was the first bestselling work by a transgender American. A novelist, memoirist and short story writer, she is also a nationally known advocate for civil rights. Jenny has appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Show on four occasions; Live with Larry King twice; the Today Show, the Barbara Walters Special, NPR’s Marketplace and Talk of the Nation; she has also been the subject of documentaries on CBS News’ 48 Hours and The History Channel.

She lives in New York City, and in Belgrade Lakes, Maine, with her wife, Deedie, and her two sons, Zach and Sean.

Check out the Twitter feed @JennyBoylan; or follow Jennifer Finney Boylan on facebook.

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  • Imagining Men & Women: Richard Russo on Fathers, Sons, and Friendship in Conversations with Jennifer Finney Boylan

    Date: Tue, May 9, 2017, 8 pm

    Location: Lexington Avenue at 92nd St

    Venue: Buttenwieser Hall

    Price: from $32.00

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