Prizes Have Been Sent…

for the Bar­ry Han­nah Com­pe­ti­tion. Sor­ry it took so long to get them out to you. Thanks again, every­one, for entering.

Here's a Bar­ry H. inter­view from the Paris Review to warm you up this cool MA morning.

There’s a line in Bar­ry Hannah’s most recent nov­el, Yon­der StandsY­our Orphan (2001), that nice­ly describes his life and career thus far. “You need to see a bit of hell now and then,” he writes. “Thatand great joy.” In the years since he pub­lished his first nov­el,  Geron­i­mo Rex (1972, a Nation­al Book Award final­ist), Han­nah­has expe­ri­enced a lot of both. His rep­u­ta­tion as a hard-boiled drinker from Mis­sis­sip­pi who liked guns, rode motor­cy­cles, and some­times raised a lit­tle too much hell was of a piece with his ear­ly fiction—the stun­ning and painful prose, the rau­cous char­ac­ters, the furi­ous ener­gy. These days, Han­nah is con­sid­er­ably less hell-bound, and his work more sen­si­tive, though none the less pow­er­ful for it​.As he likes to say of the book he’s work­ing on now, “There’s a lot of Christ in it.”

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One Response to Prizes Have Been Sent…

  1. Jeff says:

    That's how I'll always remem­ber him.

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