Tonight: Richard Russo & Kate Russo
Monday, June 4, 7:30 PM
Author Richard Russo and artist Kate Russo present Interventions
Introduction by Emily Russo
In December 2011 Pulitzer-prize winning author Richard Russo (author of seven novels including Empire Falls) wrote a now-famous New York Times editorial defending the value of bookstores in an increasingly digital age. Now, Russo has teamed up with his daughter, artist Kate Russo, to create Interventions, a triumphantly analog tribute to the printed book. In a unique format of four volumes in a slipcase (printed in the United States on the finest sustainably harvested papers), Interventions combines the previously unpublished novella “Intervention” with three shorter works, two of which have not been published in book form. Each volume is paired with a small color print of a painting by Kate Russo. Richard and Kate will discuss their collaboration and the surrounding issues, and will be introduced by Richard's daughter and Kate's sister Emily Russo, a bookseller at Greenlight.