Richard Russo to Speak at Lunch for Libraries
Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Richard Russo will be the featured author at Madison Public Library Foundation’s sixth annual Lunch for
Libraries fundraiser, presented by BMO Harris Bank, on Tuesday, April 18, at noon at Overture Center for the Arts.
Russo won his Pulitzer for the best-seller Empire Falls, which was adapted into an HBO series starring Paul Newman. He’s the author of Nobody’s Fool, made into a film starring Paul Newman and Philip Seymour Hoffman. He recently released the Nobody’s Fool sequel, “Everybody’s Fool,” set 10 years later back in upstate New York with the same flawed but lovable characters and sense of humor. Russo has also written other novels, two collections of stories and the memoir Elsewhere.
“We’re so pleased to host Mr. Russo at Lunch for Libraries this spring,” said foundation Executive Director Jenni Collins. “His masterful storytelling has made his novels favorites of many readers, and he’s sure to be a big hit with those who attend what has become our largest Wisconsin Book Festival fundraiser.”
Individual tickets are $125 and are on sale now at mplfoundation.org. Tables of eight are available for purchase by calling 608.266.6318. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to receive ticket information and to learn how you or your business can become a sponsor of this event.