James Hannaham in Conversation: Benefit for LGBT Books to Prisons
James Hannaham will discuss his most recent novel, Didn’t Nobody Give a Shit What Happened to Carlotta, with Moira Marquis from PEN America’s Prison and Justice Writing Program. Tickets to this event will purchase a copy of the novel for LGBT Books to Prisoners who will send them to grateful incarcerated readers.
James Hannaham is the author of the books Pilot Impostor, God Says No, and Delicious Foods, which won the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction. Both Delicious Foods and his latest novel, Didn’t Nobody Give a Shit What Happened to Carlotta, were winners of the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award, New York Times Notable Books, and finalists for the LA Times Book Prize. His artwork has been shown at Open Source Gallery, Main Street Arts, and DC Moore Gallery. He recently received a Guggenheim fellowship.
Moira Marquis is the Senior Manager of the Freewrite Project at PEN America’s Prison and Justice Writing Program. She has a PhD in Literature from UNC Chapel Hill and has taught English and history in secondary and higher education. She has organized books to prison programs and is the co-editor of the anthology, Books Through Bars: Stories from the Prison Books Movement (UGA Press March, 2024) and lead author of the PEN America report, “Reading Between the Bars: An In-Depth Look at Carceral Censorship.”