Albert Russo

N/A
Paris, France 75017

Author's Bio

A bilingual author, Albert Russo writes in both English and French, his two ‘mother tongues’. He is the recipient of many awards, such as The American Society of Writers Fiction Award, The British Diversity Short Story Award, several New York Poetry Forum Awards, Amelia Prose and Poetry awards, an honorable mention at the 13th Writer’s Digest International Awards, and the Prix Colette, among others. He has also been nominated for the W.B. Yeats and Robert Penn Warren poetry awards. His work, which has been praised by James Baldwin, Pierre Emmanuel, Paul Willems, and Edmund White, has appeared worldwide in a dozen languages. His African novels have been favorably compared to the work of V.S. Naipaul, who was honored with the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2001. He is a member of the jury for the Prix Européen (with Ionesco until his death), and sat on the panel of the prestigious Neustadt Prize for Literature, which often leads to the Nobel Prize for Literature. Besides his two mother tongues, he speaks and reads fluently: Italian, Spanish and German, and he has a smattering knowledge of Swahili, Dutch and Portuguese. Right now he is learning Hebrew on his own. 2013 UNICEF First Prize for poetic prose + Ranker's 300 best LGBT world writers see this link: http://www.ranker.com/list/gay-authors-list-of-famous-lgbt-writers/kron34?page=1 my other publishers in the world are: 1a) L'Aleph: http://www.l-aleph.com/ + http://www.wisehousepublishing.com/ Sam Vaseghi CEO - Sweden - 1 book by me in English 1b) www.cyberwit.net , India - 1 book by me in English 1c) Poets Printery, South Africa - 1 book my me in English http://poetsprintery.book.co.za/blog/2010/04/26/poets-printery-presents-albert-russos-zulu-zappy-wins-the-rainbow-nation/ 2) Edizioni Libreria Croce, Italy : 6 books by me in Italian http://www.edizionicroce.com/autore.asp?idaut=65 3) Ginkgo Editeur, France : 5 books by me in French http://www.ginkgo-editeur.fr/lettresai.html For more information, see the author's 3 websites: www.albertrusso.eu - www.albertrusso.com - www.authorsden.com/albertrusso

Publications and Prizes

Books: 
ADOPTED BY AN AMERICAN HOMOSEXUAL IN THE BELGIAN CONGO
(l'Aleph, 2014)
, Beyond the Great Water, short stories
(Domhan Books, 2000)
, Boundaries of Exile co-authored with Martin Tucker
(Confrontation Press, 2009)
, CALL ME CHAMELEON (ebook)
(l'Aleph, 2015)
, Embers under my skin
(Imago Press, 2012)
, EUR-AFRICAN EXILES
(l'Aleph, 2014)
, Gaytude: poetry, with co-author Adam Donaldson Powell
(Xlibris, 2009)
, Gosh Zapinette ! global Jewish humor
(Cyberwit.net, 2016)
, L'amant de mon pere, novel
(Le Nouvel Athanor, 2000)
, L'Ancetre Noire, novel
(Editions Hors Commerce, 2003)
, La Tour Shalom, novel
(Editions Hors Commerce, 2005)
, Le Règne du caméléon
(Imago Press, 2012)
, LEODINE OF THE BELGIAN CONGO
(l'Aleph, 2014)
, Mémoires d'un fils de nazis
(l'Aleph, 2014)
, PRINCES AND GODS
(l'Aleph, 2014)
, The Age of the Pearl, short stories
(Domhan Books, 2000)
, The Benevolent American in the Heart of Darkness, African trilogy, novels
(Xlibris, 2005)
, The Crowded World of Solitude, volume 1, stories & essays
(Xlibris, 2005)
, The Crowded World of Solitude, volume2, poetry
(Xlibris, 2005)
, The Quatuor of African novels (collected in a single e-book)
(l'Aleph, 2014)
, Unmasking Hearts, short stories
(Domhan Books, 2000)
, Zany: Zapinette New York, novel
(Domhan Books, 2000)
, Zapinette a  New York, novel
(Editions Hors Commerce, 2000)
, ZAPINETTE BAGUETTE & TAGLIATELLE
(l'Aleph, 2014)
, Zapinette Chez les Belges, novel
(Editions Hors Commerce, 2002)
, Zapinette Video, novel
(Editions Hors Commerce, 1996)
Anthologies: 
Tour du monde de la poesie gay
(Editions Hors Commerce, 2004)
Journals: 
Ambit, Amelia, Confrontation, Cosmopolitan, Edinburgh Review, Haiku Quarterly, Literary Review, New Hope International, Orbis, Playboy, Short Story International, Taj Mahal Review, The International Herald Tribune, Volcano Review
Prizes Won: 
see Author Statement for prizes and foreign publishers - for excerpts of my work, please visit my websites

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now: 
Einstein's biography by Walter Isaacson (2007)
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People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks (2008)
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Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts
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Le dictionnaire amoureux du judaïsme by Jacques Attali
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Poetry, stories and novels in 5 languages by classic and contemporary poets

More Information

Listed as: 
Creative Nonfiction Writer, Fiction Writer, Poet, Spoken Word Artist
Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Identifies as: 
Other
Prefers to work with: 
Adults
Fluent in: 
English
Born in: 
Kamina
Raised in: 
Africa, America and Europe, NY
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Last updated: Dec 09, 2016