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Literary Orange: Hansen in the House
Monday, Apr. 4, 2011
SoCal readers mark your calendars: The 5th annual Literary Orange festival happens Saturday, Apr. 9 with Santa Clara Magazine's own Ron Hansen M.A. '95 delivering a keynote address. The festival takes place in the U.C. Irvine Student Center 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Hansen's forthcoming novel is A Wild Surge of Guilty Passion, a tale of illicit passion and murder set in hard-drinking, fast-living 1920s New York. It's due out in June from Scribner. Check your hip flask at the door.
Hansen is the bestselling author of Atticus (a finalist for the National Book Award), Exiles, Mariette in Ecstasy, and The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, among other works.
He is the Gerard Manley Hopkins, S.J. Professor of Arts and Humanities at SCU, and he serves as literary editor for Santa Clara Magazine.