1940 - Born on the 28th of March in Newton, Massachusetts.
Attended Colgate University for less than a semester.
Graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
1974 - Russell wrote the Snow.
1975 - He wrote the Searching for Survivors.
1985 - Mr. Banks wrote novel "Continental Drift" .
1989 - His novels have been made into film "Affliction".
1991 - His novel is adapted for feature-length film is The Sweet Hereafter .
1995 - Russell Banks wrote the "Rule of the Bone".
1997 - The Sweet Hereafter won the Grand Prix and International Critics Prize at the Cannes Film Festival.
1998 - His recent novel is Cloudsplitter, tells the story of martyred anti-slavery activist John Brown, who lived in North Elba, an historic free Negro community in the Adirondacks.
2000 - He wrote The Angle on the Roof.
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