Barry Hannah

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Birthday
23, 1942
Birthplace
Mississippi
Death Date
Mar 1, 2010 (67)
Birth Sign
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Birthday
23, 1942
Birthplace
Mississippi
Death Date
Mar 1, 2010 (67)

About

A Mississippi-born novelist and short fiction writer, he became known for works such as Geronimo Rex (1972) and Airships (1978). He received a Pulitzer Prize nomination and a National Book Award.

Before Fame

He earned his M.F.A. in fiction in 1967 from the University of Arkansas. While working as a writer, he taught at several southern universities.

Trivia

His darkly witty literary works touch on such familiar southern themes as town drunks and catfish.

Family Life

He had one daughter with his wife, Susan. He died of a heart attack at the age of sixty-seven.

Associated With

His works were often compared by critics to those of fellow southern writer, William Faulkner.