MFA in Writing

James Hannaham / Visiting Fiction Writer, Summer 2016

James Hannaham, photo by Ian Douglas

James Hannaham is a writer and visual artist. 

He authored the novel Delicious Foods (Little, Brown 2015), which was selected for the Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Program, the New York Times’ and Washington Post’s 100 Notable Books of 2015 and a finalist for the L.A. Times Book Prize in Fiction, as well as God Says No (McSweeney’s 2009), which was honored by the American Library Association’s Stonewall Book Awards. He has published short stories in One Story, Fence, Story Quarterly, and BOMB. He was a contributor to the Village Voice from 1992–2014, and his criticism, essays, and profiles have appeared in Spin, Details, Us, Out, Buzzfeed, The New York Times Magazine, and elsewhere. He co-founded the performance group Elevator Repair Service and worked with them from 1992–2002. He has exhibited text-based visual art at The James Cohan Gallery, 490 Atlantic Gallery, Kimberley-Klark, and The Center for Emerging Visual Artists.