Talk:Richard Russo

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If Mr. Russo was born in 1949, he is not likely to have graduated from the U of Arizona in 1967. That year, when he turned 18, is more likely the year when he graduated from high school. 11:06, 1 October 2007 (UTC)

According to his meet the writers page on, the information is correct. (talk) 13:53, 24 July 2008 (UTC)

Somebody apparently confused the date he ENTERED the University with the date of his first degree. He stated in a 2001 interview that he entered Univ of Arizona in 1967, and stayed there until 1979. I will reword the article to remove the BA date, until we can have something more definitive.Raymondwinn (talk) 01:48, 16 August 2009 (UTC)

External link[edit]

I recently posted a link to a video interview with Richard Russo that was done by a public broadcasting station in Washington, DC. However, this link was removed with the explanation that it violated the standards for external links. Admittedly I am new to Wikipedia but, in reviewing the "What should be linked" information on the guidelines for external links, I do not understand why the link I added was viewed as a violation. Interviews are explicitly mentioned as resources that should be linked, and there are several other interviews that apparently did past muster. Mjgodzilla 20:04, 29 October 2007 (UTC)

When your contributions consist exclusively of adding external links to the same site over and over again, you are considered a spammer, regardless of the merits of the links. Wikipedia is not a mere repository of links, no matter how appropriate. It's an attempt to create a collaborative encyclopedia, the content of which is produced by continuous discussions and negotiations among contributing editors. Any time a mass addition of external links is detected, they are (or should be) treated as spam and removed. If you wish to see the links re-added, follow the instructions in my earlier message: Propose each link on the affected article's Talk page. If there is a consensus for adding the link, or if no one objects after a reasonable amount of time, you can add the link to the article. In your edit summary, point to the proposal/discussion on the Talk page so that other editors will be able to see that the link is not spam.--ShelfSkewed Talk 22:17, 29 October 2007 (UTC)


Are those years correct? Did Russo obtain an M.A. after a PhD? (talk) 00:01, 12 June 2008 (UTC)

ELs cleaned out[edit]

I removed the following nonessential links from the article:

Archived here for use as potential future references.--ShelfSkewed Talk 05:15, 8 June 2010 (UTC)

Early Life[edit]

(doing an english paper on Empire Falls and Russo's life) Hi, I'm new to editing and was wondering if someone with a little more experience could help me out here. Since the release of Elsewhere, there's a lot more information available about his childhood and family life- namely his parents and home life. I hope any of this stuff helps: <>; <>; <> Agreeablecynic (talk) 21:09, 11 January 2014 (UTC)