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Paul Russell (novelist)

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Name  Paul Russell
Role  Novelist
Paul Russell (novelist) httpswwwasnccamacukpeopleimagesPaulRuss
Nominations  Lambda Literary Award for Gay Men's Fiction
Books  The Coming Storm, The Riddle of Hume's Treatise, The Gay 100: A Ranking, The salt point, Boys of life

Paul Russell is an American novelist, poet and short story writer. He is a two-time winner of the Ferro-Grumley Award for LGBT fiction, in 2000 for The Coming Storm and in 2012 for The Unreal Life of Sergey Nabokov. The Unreal Life of Sergey Nabokov is a fictionalized portrayal of a real person, the gay younger brother of Russian novelist Vladimir Nabokov, about whom very little concrete biographical information is known.


Russell grew up in Memphis, Tennessee, where his father Jack was a mathematics professor at Southwestern at Memphis. He studied at Oberlin College and Cornell University. He is a professor of English literature at Vassar College.


  • The Salt Point (1991)
  • Boys of Life (1992)
  • Sea of Tranquillity (1994)
  • The Coming Storm (1999)
  • War Against the Animals (2003)
  • The Unreal Life of Sergey Nabokov (2012)
  • Immaculate Blue (2015)
  • Non-fiction

  • The Gay 100: A Ranking of the Most Influential Gay Men and Lesbians, Past and Present (1995)
  • References

    Paul Russell (novelist) Wikipedia