James Hannaham

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James Hannaham is the author, most recently, of the novel Delicious Foods, which is a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers pick for Spring 2015. His first novel, God Says No, was published by McSweeney's in 2009 and was a finalist for a Lambda Book Award, a semifinalist for a VCU Cabell First Novelist Award, and was named an honor book by the American Library Association's Stonewall Book Awards. His short fiction has appeared in BOMB, The Literary Review, Nerve.com, Open City, and several anthologies. He has written for the Village Voice, Spin, Blender, Out, Us, New York Magazine, The Barnes & Noble Review and The New York Times Magazine. Once upon a time in 2008, he was a staff writer at Salon.com. He has been awarded residenc ...more

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"this book blew me away. i couldn't say that i loved in the sense that it...was good in the conventional sense. it just spoke to me in a way that i didn't anticipate. i bought it because i thought it was nonfiction, and it had that feel throughout..." Read more of this review »
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"Nobody talks about this. James guides you through the Odyssean perils of the closeted Christian gay man with compassion and wit. He provides a context for the self-deceit and denial that haunts so many men in this situation that rings right in its..." Read more of this review »
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“Y'all think a body be who you is, but it ain't nothing but a motherfucking sack of meat.”
James Hannaham, Delicious Foods

“She kept seeing brothers she would think was him from far away and then get close and be like Oh, can’t be him, he got hands.”
James Hannaham, Delicious Foods

“A story might help you get through your life, he said, but it doesn't literally keep you alive -- if anything, most often people who have power turn their story into a brick wall keeping out somebody else's truth, so that they can continue the life they believe themselves to be leading, trying somehow to preserve the idea that they're good people in their small lives, despite their involvement, however indirect, with bigger evils.”
James Hannaham, Delicious Foods

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James Hey Guys & Gals: You've gotta help me out here. Just vote enough to get GOD SAYS NO above Jonathan Littell's THE KINDLY ONES. That's all I ask.

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