The Destiny Thief: Essays on Writing, Writers and Life

The Destiny Thief: Essays on Writing, Writers and Life

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The Destiny Thief: Essays on Writing, Writers and Life
Contributor(s): Russo, Richard (Author)

Biographical Note:

Richard Russo is the author of eight novels, most recently Everybody's Fool and That Old Cape Magic; two collections of stories; and the memoir Elsewhere. 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 Port-land, Maine.

Review Quotes:
"Admirable. . . . [Russo is] wry, idiosyncratic, vulnerably bighearted, a craftsman." -- The New York Times Book Review

 

"As much fun to read as his best-selling novels. . . . At times funny, always touching. . . . If you want to be a writer this is a must book to read." -- Albany Times Union

 

"Witty and wise. . . . Thoughtful, funny, endearing--and surprising." -- The Portland Press Herald

"Captivating. . . . Generous-hearted. . . . Fully display[s] Russo's trademark warmth and wit. . . . Puzzles with the mysteries of what good writing is and what good living is." -- BookPage

 

"A heartfelt exploration of [Russo's] life as a writer." -- PopSugar

"More than a few wise reflections on the craft of writing." -- Southern Living

"Masterful. . . . Wonderfully candid." -- Tulsa Book Review

 

"A remarkable and insightful exploration into the mind of a wonderful writer." -- Book Reporter