James Hannaham is a writer and visual artist. His novel Delicious Foods (Little, Brown 2015), won the PEN/Faulkner Award, the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award, and the Morton Dauwen Zabel Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. His debut God Says No (McSweeney’s 2009), was honored by the American Library Association’s Stonewall Book Awards. He has published short stories in One Story, Fence, Story Quarterly, and BOMB. Hannaham contributed to the Village Voice since 1992, was a staff writer at Salon.com, and his criticism, essays, and profiles have appeared in Spin, Details, Us, Out, Buzzfeed, The New York Times Magazine, 4Columns and elsewhere. He also co-founded the performance group Elevator Repair Service and worked with them from 1992–2002. Hannaham has exhibited text-based visual art at 490 Atlantic Gallery, James Cohan, Kimberley-Klark, and The Center for Emerging Visual Artists. He is a tenured professor in the Department of Writing at the Pratt Institute. He joined the PEN America Board in 2019.