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A date with novelist Ron Hansen

  • Author Ron Hansen.
    Author Ron Hansen.

Location: Tawes Theatre

November 29, 2012
The acclaimed author of eleven books, including The Assassination of Jesse James  by the Coward Robert Ford, visits Nov. 29 for a reading in Tawes Theatre.


CHESTERTOWN, MD—Novelist Ron Hansen’s visit to Washington College for a reading, originally set for November 1 but cancelled by hurricane Sandy, as been rescheduled for Thursday,November 29. It will take place at 4:00 p.m. in Tawes Theatre, Daniel Z. Gibson Center for the Arts at Washington College, 300 Washington Avenue. The event, part of the Sophie Kerr Living Writers Series, is free and open to the public.

            Hansen has published eight novels, two collections of short stories, and a book of essays. His novel The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford was a PEN/Faulkner Award finalist and became a 2007 movie starring Brad Pitt and Casey Affleck. His work has also been recognized with awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Guggenheim Foundation, and the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

            After graduating from Creighton University in Omaha, Hansen went on to the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop, and then to Stanford University to complete his studies.  He currently serves as the Gerard Manley Hopkins Professor in the Arts and the Humanities at Santa Clara University. His next book, She Loves Me Not: New and Selected Stories, is scheduled for release next month.  


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