Russell Banks

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Birthday
28, 1940
Birthplace
Massachusetts
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
28, 1940 (age 79)
Birthplace
Massachusetts

About

An American poet and fiction author, he is best known for such novels as Continental Drift, Affliction, and Rule of the Bone. His poetry collections include Snow and Waiting to Freeze.

Before Fame

As a young man, he dropped out of Colgate University. Many years later, he studied at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Trivia

He was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1976.

Family Life

He was married several times and had four daughters. His fourth wife, Chase Twichell, also had a career as a writer.

Associated With

As a young man, he wanted to join Fidel Castro's army in Cuba; however, this plan never came to fruition.