James Hannaham

James Hannaham is a Brooklyn-based writer, professor, and visual artist. He’s the author of several books, including “Delicious Foods,” a book about human trafficking that won the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction and the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award. James studied art at Yale, which quickly led him to a job at The Village Voice, both in the art department and as a writer. His debut novel, “God Says No” was a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award, and he has written several works of fiction for publications like One Story, Fence, StoryQuarterly, and Bomb. James is the co-founder of the New York City-based performance group Elevator Repair Service, working with them from 1992 to 2002. He writes about LGBTQ+ travel experiences for publications like Travel + Leisure, The New York Times Magazine, Out, and Buzzfeed, and he reviews theater and art for 4Columns. During the pandemic, James and his husband turned a weekend escape from the city into a seven-month stay in South County, Rhode Island, an experience he recounts in the June 2021 edition of Travel + Leisure.

• Author of countless books and works of fiction
• Won the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction, the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award, and was a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award
• Studied art at Yale

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