Pulitzer Prize winner to speak at Union College Founders Day | Events
Union College will host Pulitzer Prize winning author Richard Russo on Thursday, Feb. 23 as he gives the keynote address at Founders Day.
Russo writes about experiences from growing up in the foothills of the Adirondacks. He grew up in Gloversville and has written seven novels including “Mohawk, Bridge of Sighs,” “Nobody’s Fool,” and “Empire Falls,” which won him the 2002 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.
“Richard Russo’s novels are both rich in character development and in descriptions of community life in upstate New York,” said President Stephen C. Ainlay in a statement. “Given the focus of this year, we could not have a better speaker to discuss the importance of place identity as we celebrate the granting of our charter by the state.”
Russo will come to the Memorial Chapel at 12:45 p.m.