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Barry Hannah

Barry Hannah: 1942-2010

OXFORD LIVING — We invited friends, fans and students of the late Barry Hannah to share with us their memories, as the 17th Oxford Conference for the Book gets underway in Hannah’s honor. Photos of the author and a coast-to-coast collection of stories are in today’s Oxford Living. (March 5, 2010, Page 1B)

Book conference begins

University of Mississippi Chancellor Dan Jones, author John Grisham and Square Books owner Richard Howorth paid tribute to Barry Hannah at a talk on “literary Oxford” Thursday as part of the Oxford Conference for the Book. The conference is dedicated to the late Hannah, who died Monday at age 67.

 (March 5, 2010, Page 1A)

Applying a master’s lessons

A CONVERSATION WITH — Jeff Stayton endured Barry Hannah’s blunt-and-brutal critiques of his fiction writing, but sees them now as grace in disguise. Today he applies Hannah’s direct approach when it comes to coaching his own students in their writing. And in both his fiction and scholarly work, he aims to look as closely at every sentence, even every word — just as Hannah taught him. (March 4, 2010, Page 3)

Hannah deserves legacy for grace as a teacher

THE GODFREY SHOW — Steven Godfrey took a creative writing class at Ole Miss under the late Barry Hannah approximately 10 years ago. What he remembers is not so much the brilliant and massive body of work Hannah cranked out, but rather Hannah’s grace as a teacher. Hannah gave everyone’s idea of literature, especially the young and disadvantaged, a “warm embrace.” (March 4, 2010, Page 6)

Stranger comes to town; Captain to the Maximus

LIES AND OTHER TRUTHS – Jim Dees developed a close, personal relationship with Barry Hannah at the Hoka, Oxford’s tin-roof cinema, in early 1982. That relationship endured over the years up until Hannah’s untimely passing on Monday. Read about their unique relationship as well as years of Hannah-isms and quotes from admirers worldwide. “Reading him made you proud to know him.” (March 4, 2010, Page 8)

Barry Hannah – entertainer, teacher, inspiration

Barry Hannah entertained many with his highly-acclaimed novels and collections of short stories, but his biggest contribution to the local community may well have come in the classroom as he’s taught, mentored and inspired countless students through the years. Editor Don Whitten admits to having his ups and downs with Hannah’s literary work, but not with all he’s seen from folks who tout Hannah’s other contributions. (March 3, 2010, Page 4)

Conference for the Book: Grisham to speak

John Grisham will speak as part of the Oxford Conference for the Book Thursday at 4 p.m. in the Gertrude Ford Performing Arts Center. Grisham is scheduled to talk about “Literary Oxford” and his own life as a writer here in town. He and Barry Hannah were good friends, and Barry did a memorable job moderating an OCB session years ago in Fulton Chapel when Grisham and Stephen King discussed surviving success as writers.

 (March 3, 2010)

Conference for the Book will go on

The 17th annual Oxford Conference for the Book, set to begin on Thursday, was planned to be dedicated to Barry Hannah and to include several talks planned with the author. Ann Abadie, associate director of the Center for the Study of Southern Culture and organizer of the conference, said that the conference will go on as planned with some changes expected. The Saturday afternoon block of panels are dedicated to Hannah — as a teacher, as a writer, and on how to teach his works.

 (March 2, 2010, Page 1)

Remembering Barry: Hannah, 67, dies Monday

To the world he was an author but for many in Oxford he was something more: friend and teacher, a fisherman and a dad. Writer Barry Hannah died on Monday afternoon of natural causes, according to the Lafayette County coroner, at his home in Oxford. It was just weeks shy of his 68th birthday and days before his work and life were to be honored at the 17th annual Oxford Conference on the Book.

Brandon Niemeyer contributed to this report. (March 2, 2010, Page 1)

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.

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