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Barry


Hannah

Barry Hannah
Fiction Writer
Oxford, MS
2008

USA Fellow
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Barry Hannah is an acclaimed novelist and short-story writer. Working in the tradition of southern fiction, he creates quirky, humorous, and violent narratives. His first novel, Geronimo Rex (1972), was awarded the William Faulkner Award and was nominated for the National Book Award. Airships (1978) has been called one of the finest collections of short fiction from the contemporary South. Another of his novels, High Lonesome (1997), was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize, and in 1999 Hannah received the Robert Penn Warren Lifetime Achievement Award in Fiction. Hannah was awriter-in-residence at the University of Mississippi beginning in1982.

Portrait photo courtesy Barry Hannah.

  • Yonder Stands Your Orphan, 2001; cover design by Charles Rue Woods; photograph by Maude Schuyler Clay