Richard Russo: The Destiny Thief

Tuesday, March 12, 2019 @ 3:00pm
The Society of the Four Arts

Richard Russo is the author of eight novels, most recently “Everybody’s Fool” and “That Old Cape Magic”; two collections of stories, with “Trajectory” published in 2017; and “Elsewhere,” a memoir. His newest book, “The Destiny Thief,” is a collection of essays on writing, writers, and life. In 2002 he received the Pulitzer Prize for “Empire Falls,” which like “Nobody’s Fool” was adapted to film, in a multiple-award-winning HBO miniseries; in 2016 he was given the Indie Champion Award by the American Booksellers Association; and in 2017 he received France’s Grand Prix de Littérature Américaine. He lives in Portland, Maine.

In “The Destiny Thief” Richard Russo provides insight into his life as a writer, teacher, friend, and reader. From a commencement speech he gave at Colby College, to the story of how an oddly-placed toilet made him reevaluate the purpose of humor in art and life, to a comprehensive analysis of Mark Twain’s value, to his harrowing journey accompanying a dear friend as she pursued gender-reassignment surgery, “The Destiny Thief” reflects the broad interests and experiences of one of America’s most beloved authors. Warm, funny, wise, and poignant, the essays included here traverse Russo’s writing life, expanding our understanding of who he is and how his singular, incredibly generous mind works. An utter joy to read, they give deep insight into the creative process from the perspective of one of our greatest writers.

Tickets go on sale at 2:30 p.m. on the day of the event.

Schedule & Tickets

$35.00 · Call 561-655-7226

Tuesday, March 12, 2019 @ 3:00pm · add to calendar 2019-03-12 15:00:00 2019-03-12 18:00:00 America/New_York Richard Russo: The Destiny Thief https://events.palmbeachculture.com/event/951068/richard-russo-the-destiny-thief The Society of the Four Arts, 2 Four Arts Plaza, Palm Beach, FL, 33480

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