The literary world is in mourning today as we bid farewell to award-winning fiction writer Russell Banks. Banks, an emeritus professor at Princeton University and a beloved figure in the literary community, passed away on Saturday in upstate New York at the age of 82. According to his editor, Dan Halpern, Banks was receiving cancer treatment at the time of his death.
In this article, we will delve into the life and career of this talented author, including his early life, achievements, and personal life. If you are a fan of literature or simply want to learn more about this accomplished author, be sure to read on.
Banks died peacefully at home, according to Joyce Carol Oates, who described him as a great American author and “dear friend of so many” on Twitter.
In 2023, his net worth was estimated to be around $5 million. This amount was a significant increase from the previous three years, as his net worth was estimated to be in the range of $0.5 million to $1 million in 2020. By 2021, his net worth had increased to a range of $2 million to $3 million, and by 2022, it had reached an estimated $4 million.