Russel Banks inducted into Lake Placid Hall of Fame!

From left to right: Nell Painter, Glen Shafer, Vito Arste, Martha Swan, Naj Wikoff, Martin T. Tyler, Susan Orlando and Yunga Webb, friends of Russell Banks, accept his honorary Lake Placid Hall of Fame plaque for him at the Lake Placid Hall of Fame induction ceremony Saturday. (Photo provided —Martha Allen)
On Saturday, November 4th, 2023…

“The Lake Placid Hall of Fame held its 40th annual induction event Saturday in order to introduce three new members — Sally Warner, Russell Banks and Richard Armando Persico.

The late Russell Banks was born in Newton, Massachusetts. He and his wife, Chase Twichell, lived part of each year since 1982 in their home on Hurricane Road in Keene. A prolific writer, Banks based five of his score of novels in the Adirondacks: “The Sweet Hereafter,” “The Reserve,” “Rule of the Bone,” “American Spirits” and “Cloudsplitter.” He was a thinker as well as an activist with a predilection for human rights.”

Read more about the 40th annual induction into the Lake Placid Hall of Fame in the Adirondack Daily Enterprise!