James Hannaham

James Hannaham

Fellow: Awarded 2023
Field of Study: Fiction

Competition: US & Canada

James Hannaham is a writer, a visual artist, or both. His novel Delicious Foods won the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction, the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award, and was a New York Times Notable Book.

He has shown work at Open Source Gallery, The Center for Emerging Visual Artists, and won Best in Show at Main Street Arts’ 2020 exhibit Biblio Spectaculum. In 2021 he released Pilot Impostor, a multigenre book inspired by a Fernando Pessoa anthology. His third novel, Didn’t Nobody Give a Shit What Happened to Carlotta, is a Kirkus Best Book of 2022, an LA Times Book Prize Finalist, and also a New York Times Notable Book. John Irving, writing in the Times Book Review, called it wondrous,” and the Financial Times praised its “unrelentingly vulgar language.”

Photo Credit: Isaac Fitzgerald

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