Ron Hansen

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Birthday
8, 1947
Birthplace
Nebraska
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
8, 1947 (age 71)
Birthplace
Nebraska

About

An American fiction writer and essayist, he is best known for such Western-themed novels as Desperadoes and The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford. The latter work was a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award.

Before Fame

He earned an M.F.A. from the famed Iowa Writers' Workshop and subsequently attended Stanford University on a Wallace Stegner Fellowship.

Trivia

He taught literature and creative writing at Santa Clara University.

Family Life

He grew up in Omaha, Nebraska. He married fellow writer, Bo Caldwell.

Associated With

His 1983 novel, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, was made into a movie starring Brad Pitt.