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Russell Banks
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    (March 28, 1940- )
    Grew up in New Hampshire
    Resides in upstate New York
    Wrote ‘Searching for Survivors (1975),’ ‘Family Life (1975),’ ‘Hamilton Stark (1978),’ ‘The Book of Jamaica (1980),’ ‘Trailer Park (1981),’ ‘Continental Drift (1985),’ ‘Success Stories (1986),’ ‘Affliction (1990),’ ‘The Sweet Hereafter (1992),’ ‘Cloudsplitter (1998),’ ‘The Angel on the Roof (2000)’ and ‘Darling (2004)’
    Professor of creative writing at Princeton
    He speaks very slowly and quietly.
    His novels are often tragic and depressing.
    They sometimes feature dead or molested children.
    He is obsessed with Jamaica.
    He hates ‘The Simpsons’ because he finds it ‘insulting to the American family.’
    He was the first member of his family to go to college.
    He worked as a plumber before becoming a writer.
    His novels ‘The Sweet Hereafter’ and ‘Affliction’ were made into successful films.
    He is the official State Author of New York.
    He helps raise money to bring writers from totalitarian nations to the U.S.
    He likes chimpanzees.

Credit: Wieland Kalligaro

    In 2018, Out of 4 Votes: 75.00% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 1 Votes: 100% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 6 Votes: 83.33% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 9 Votes: 44.44% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 14 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 3 Votes: 66.67% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 7 Votes: 42.86% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 48 Votes: 81.25% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 16 Votes: 56.25% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 30 Votes: 63.33% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 20 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 31 Votes: 58.06% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 71 Votes: 69.01% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 104 Votes: 55.77% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 118 Votes: 57.63% Annoying
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