Wednesday, March 23, 2005

Author Barry Hannah hospitalized for undisclosed illness

Link - Author and professor Barry Hannah is being treated for an undisclosed illness in an intensive care unit at a Texas hospital, his wife, Susan Hannah, said March 17 through a family spokesperson.

Hannah, an acclaimed author who has won numerous awards and was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize in fiction, had been teaching creative writing at the University of Mississippi.

The Clinton native took leave from the University of Mississippi after accepting a one-year position as writer-in-residence at Texas State University-San Marcos.

He has been the University of Mississippi's writer-in-residence for 23 years.

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