Joseph Hansen

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Birthday
19, 1923
Birthplace
South Dakota
Death Date
Nov 24, 2004 (81)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
19, 1923
Birthplace
South Dakota
Death Date
Nov 24, 2004 (81)

About

An American fiction writer and poet, he is best known for his crime novel series featuring the openly gay private eye, Dave Brandstetter. Under the pen name of Rose Brock, he also wrote a duo of gothic novels.

Before Fame

He published his first poem in The New Yorker in 1952. Two decades later, he published his first Dave Brandstetter novel, Fadeout.

Trivia

He sometimes wrote under the pseudonym of James Colton (alt.: James Coulton).

Family Life

He was gay and had several long-term male lovers while he was married to his lesbian wife, Jane Bancroft. In 1943, he and Bancroft had one daughter together.

Associated With

He and Dorothy Parker both contributed to The New Yorker.

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