James Hannaham

James Hannaham is a renowned writer, performer, and visual artist. His novel Delicious Foods (2015), which addresses human trafficking, won the PEN/Faulkner Award and the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award and was named one of Publishers Weekly‘s top 10 books of the year. The New York Times called it an “ambitious, sweeping novel of American captivity and exploitation.”
His latest novel, Didn’t Nobody Give A Sh*t About Carlotta, is another gem and was chosen by the New York Times as one of the top 20 books of 2022 to read. It has been lauded as a stellar and groundbreaking book.
He’s also the author of the novel God Says No, which was honored by the American Library Association. He holds an MFA from the Michener Center at the University of Texas at Austin, and lives in Brooklyn, where he teaches creative writing at the Pratt Institute. Learn more about James at

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