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Author Barry Hannah dies

Oxford lost one of its best-known writers Monday afternoon. Barry Hannah died just days before this year’s Oxford Conference for the Book, set to be dedicated to him and his work. He would have been 68 years old next month. Hannah was the author of eight novels and several collections of short stories, and was the director of the MFA program in creative writing at the University of Mississippi.

The family will have a private funeral and graveside service. A public memorial service is planned for Sunday at 4:30 p.m. at Fulton Chapel on the University of Mississippi campus. Waller Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

In Tuesday’s EAGLE:

In Wednesday’s EAGLE:

In Thursday’s EAGLE:

  • A former student of Hannah’s who now teaches Hannah’s works in his own classes, Jeff Stayton reflects on how he’s applied Hannah’s lessons in his own writing and teaching career.
  • Local artist Anne Scott Barrett paints a mural in Hannah’s memory on the front window at Bottletree Bakery.

In Thursday’s Oxford Town:

  • Jim Dees devotes his weekly column “Lies and Other Truths” to reflections on his longtime friendship with Hannah and quotes from Hannah’s admirers worldwide.
  • Columnist Steven Godfrey remembers Hannah’s grace as a teacher during a creative-writing class he took under Hannah a decade ago.

In Friday’s EAGLE:

 (March 2, 2010, Page 1)

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    6. Dr. Ruth Black says:

      What an incredible loss at this time but what gifts he left us all. May the Oxford Conference for the Book become a celebration of his life and work.

    7. Randy says:

      Oxford should name our streets after all our great writers. Meet you at the corner of Larry and Barry.

      Goodbye and thank you Mr. Hannah.

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