Paul Russell

Author: Paul Russell

Profile: Paul Russell is an American novelist, short story writer and poet. In the year 2000 he has been a winner of the Ferro-Grumley Award for LGBT fiction, two times for The Coming Storm and in the year 2012 he was winner for the Unreal Life of Sergey Nabokov.

In novel, ‘The Unreal Life of Sergey Nabokov, a real person Sergey Nabokov, is fictionally portrayed. He is the younger and gay brother of Vladimir Nabokov, the Russian novelist about whom there is not much of definite or real biographical information known.

Paul Russell spent his growing up years in Memphis, Tennessee. Jack, his father worked at Southwestern at Memphis, as a mathematics professor. In 1974 he graduated from Raleigh-Egypt High School, after which he attended Oberlin College in Ohio and got his MFA degree in Creative Writing from Cornell University in 1982. In 1983 he did his PhD. in English. Besides this he spent time in London and Germany as well.

Presently he serves at Vassar College as professor of English literature. Seven novels have been authored by Paul Elliott Russell. He grew up in the Scenic Hills neighborhood at Memphis, Tennessee. He has also taught at the University of Exeter and The College of William & Mary.

Writing style: Novels written by Paul Russell are described as dreamy reconstructions of half-recalled nightmares. He is an accomplished author of fiction and non-fiction both including literature.

Published Texts:

Novels

1990 – The Salt Point

1991 – Boys of Life

1994 – Sea of Tranquility

1999 – The Coming Storm

2003 – War Against the Animals 2012 – The Unreal Life of Sergey Nabokov

2015 – Immaculate Blue

Non-fiction

The Gay 100: A Ranking of the Most Influential Gay Men and Lesbians, Past and Present

Awards and Acknowledgements:

One of the novels was one of the 100 Best Gay and Lesbian Novels by Triangle Publishing Group

2000 - Awarded the Ferro-Grumley Award for Fiction (The Coming Storm)

2012 – Awarded the Ferro-Grumley Award for Fiction (The Unreal Life of Sergey Nabokov)

2012 - Three were finalists for the Lambda Literary Award

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