Literary giant Russell Banks on freedom of speech

His works include "Affliction", which was made into a movie with Nick Nolte, "Continental Drift", "Lost Memory of Skin" and "Rule of the Bone". His protagonists are blue-collar workers, teen runaways, and a myriad of others. He is in France as his collection of short stories "A Permanent Member of the Family" has been translated into French.


Russell Banks speaks to Eve Jackson about the Charlie Hebdo attacks, making peace with his father and how he nearly joined Castro’s revolution.

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