Kent Russell at the NYS Writers Institute in 2015

Kent Russell, a writer of adventurous, first-person journalism, explores the notion of “masculinity” in his nonfiction collection, I Am Sorry to Think I Have Raised a Timid Son (2015), in which he profiles the lives of NHL “enforcers”; a businessman-turned-hermit who lives on a crocodile-infested island; and the scrappy players who inhabit the cloistered world of “Amish baseball.”