Russell Banks is a member of the International Parliament of Writers and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. His work has been translated into twenty languages and has received numerous international prizes and awards. He has written fiction, and more recently, non-fiction, with Dreaming up America. His main works include the novels Continental Drift, Rule of the Bone, Cloudsplitter, The Sweet Hereafter, and Affliction. The latter two novels were each made into feature films in 1997.

Books in order of publication:

Novels

  • Family Life (1975)
  • HamiltonStark (1978)
  • The Book of Jamaica (1980)
  • The Relation of My Imprisonment (1983)
  • Continental Drift (1985)
  • Affliction (1989)
  • The Sweet Hereafter (1991)
  • Rule of the Bone (1995)
  • Cloudsplitter (1998)
  • The Darling (2004)
  • The Reserve (2008)
  • Lost Memory of Skin (2011)
  • Foregone (2021)

Story collections

  • Searching for Survivors (1975)
  • The New World (1978)
  • Trailerpark (1981)
  • Success Stories (1986)
  • The Angel on the Roof (2000)
  • A Permanent Member of the Family (2013)

Poetry

  • Waiting To Freeze (poetry) Waiting To Freeze (1969)
  • Snow (1974)

Nonfiction

  • Invisible Stranger (1998)
  • Dreaming Up America (2008)
  • Voyager (2016)