Barry Hannah (1942-2010)

Barry HannahBarry Hannah was a novelist and short story writer from Mississippi. He wrote eight novels and five short story collections. He was awarded a Guggenheim, was nominated for the National Book Award, and won the Arnold Gingrich Short Fiction Award. He worked briefly as a writer for the film director Robert Altman. Hannah was the director of the MFA program at the University of Mississippi, where he taught creative writing. He wrote Long, Last, Happy: New and Selected Stories (published posthumously in 2011); Geronimo Rex, and Airships, among other books. Yonder Stands Your Orphan, the title taken from Bob Dylan’s song “It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue,” Hannah’s last novel, was published in 2001.