459: Richard Russo

A friend of his wife gave his novel Empire Falls to Ivanka Trump. Her response: “This is a book about poor people. Why would I want to read a book about poor people?” Some bad reviews are better than good reviews. Presented with the Center for Fiction and the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music.

Person: his father
Place: Martha’s Vineyard
Thing: green pens
Randy’s Thing: a missing manuscript
Music: Ben Copperhead, Brent Arnold

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