Writer, teacher of writing. Born– April 23, 1942, in Meridian, Miss. Parents– William and Elizabeth (King) Hannah. Education– Mississippi College, B.A., 1964; University of Arkansas, M.A., 1966; M.F.A., 1967. Married. Children– Three. Taught at Clemson University, 1967-1973; writer-in-residence, Middlebury College, 1974-75; University of Alabama, 1975-1980. Writer for the filmmaker, Robert Altman, Hollywood, 1980; writer-in-residence, University of Iowa, 1981; University of Mississippi, 1982; University of Montana, 1982-1983. Director of the Master of Fine Arts Program, University of Mississippi, 1987-2010. Received many awards for his work, including a fiction award from Bellaman Foundation, 1970; Breadloaf Fellowship, 1971; novel, Geronimo Rex, nomination for National Book Award, 1972; Arnold Gingrich Award from Esquire for Airships, 1978; special award from American Academy of Arts and Letters, 1978. Died March 1, 2010.
Contemporary Authors online.
Airships. New York; Knopf, 1978.
Bats Out of Hell. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1993.
Black Butterfly. Winston-Salem: Palaemon Press, 1982..
Boomerang. Boston; Houghton Mifflin, 1989.
Captain Maximus; Stories. New York; Knopf, 1985.
Geronimo Rex. New York; Knopf, 1985.
Hey Jack! New York: Dutton, 1987.
High Lonesome. New York: Atlantic Monthly Press, 1996.
Long, Last, Happy. New York; Grove Press, 2010.
Never Die. Boston; Houghton Mifflin, 1991.
Nightwatchman. New York; Viking, 1973.
Power and Light. Winston Salem, N.C.; Palaeman Press, 1983.
Ray. New York; Knopf, 1981.
The Tennis Handsome. New York; Knopf, 1983.
Two Stories. Jackson, MS; Nouveau Press, 1982.
Yonder Stands Your Orphan. New York: Atlantic Monthly Press, 2001.
Men without Ties. New York; Abbeville Press, 1995.
Last updated 2008-01-07