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Pulitzer Prize winner Russo receives warm reception at FMCC

As part of Fulton-Montgomery Community College’s 50th Anniversary celebration, Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Richard Russo spoke at FM in the Raiders Den (Physical Education Building). Russo gets on his knees and signs the cast of broken ankle for Brittany Craven of Gloversville after his talk.
Photographer: Marc Schultz
As part of Fulton-Montgomery Community College’s 50th Anniversary celebration, Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Richard Russo spoke at FM in the Raiders Den (Physical Education Building). Russo gets on his knees and signs the cast of broken ankle for Brittany Craven of Gloversville after his talk.
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Richard Russo has a complicated relationship with Gloversville. He grew up there during the city’s decline from glove-making prosperity, fled the place, then years later leveraged the grit and depression of hometown memories into a Pulitzer Prize-winning fiction-writing career. Wednesday afternoon, he returned to give his first major reading in the area. Before the event — a big, well-publicized affair celebrating the 50th anniversary of Fulton-Montgomery Community College — he killed time in the Johnstown ...


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