Other Literary Forms
Russell Banks has published several collections of poetry and many novels. Continental Drift (1985) was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and Affliction (1989) was nominated for both the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction and the Irish International Prize. Other major works include Family Life (1975), Hamilton Stark (1978), The Sweet Hereafter (1991), Rule of the Bone (1995), and Cloudsplitter (1998). His poems, stories, and essays have appeared in The Boston Globe Magazine, Vanity Fair, The New York Times Book Review, Esquire, and Harper’s.