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Gender Male
Industry Arts
Occupation Writer/Producer/Director
Location Chicago, Illinois, United States
Introduction Brian Russell lives in Chicago, IL with his wife Gloria Almada Russell, a gifted video editor. His first book, "Meeting Dad: A Memoir," was released April 1, 2010 from Accents Publishing and is available now for order at or from He is a graduate of Spalding University’s brief residency MFA in Writing Program, which was named one of the top-10 low-residency programs in the country in August 2010 by the prestigious magazine, "Poets & Writers." While at Spalding, Brian served as a student assistant editor of "The Louisville Review." His prose, critiques, and poetry have recently been published at and He is currently a Visiting Professor at DeVry University in Chicago, where he teaches English and Introduction to the Humanities. He was recently awarded an Individual Artist Support Grant from the Illinois Arts Council.
Favorite Books Frank Conroy's "Body & Soul." Tim O'Brien's "In the Lake of the Woods, " "The Things They Carried, " and "Going After Cacciato." Ann Patchett's "Bel Canto, " and "Truth and Beauty." Barack Obama's "Dreams from My Father." Philip Roth's "The Plot Against America, " and "Exit Ghost, " among others. Many more too numerous to mention.