Nebraska Center for Writers

Chimney Rock Selected Publications
of Ron Hansen


Isn't It Romantic?. HarperCollins, 2003.

A Stay Against Confusion: Essays on Faith and Fiction. HarperCollins, 2001.

Hitler's Niece. HarperCollins, 1999.

Atticus. HarperCollins, 1996.

Nebraska. Atlantic Monthly P, 1989.

Mariette in Ecstasy. HarperCollins, 1991.

The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford. Alfred A Knopf, 1983.

Desperadoes. Alfred A Knopf, 1979.


You Don't Know What Love Is: Contemporary American Stories. Persea Books, 1987.

You've Got to Read This: Contemporary American Writers Introduce Stories that Held Them in Awe, with Jim Shepard, HarperCollins, 1994.


Blue Movie. For Private Eye series, 1987.

Mariette in Ecstasy. Savoy Pictures, 1996.


The Shadowmaker. Harper/Trophy Books, 1986.


"Wickedness," Sonora Review

"Playland," MSS

"The Killers," The Iowa Review

"His Dog," The Ark River Review

"The Sun So Hot I Froze to Death," The Stanford Alumni Magazine

"Can I Just Sit Here for a While?" The Atlantic Monthly

"The Boogeyman," The Iowa Review and (revised) Hayden's Ferry Review

"True Romance," Esquire

"Sleepless," The Paris Review

"Red-Letter Days," The Michigan Quarterly Review

"Nebraska," Prairie Schooner and Harper's


"The Sun So Hot I Froze to Death," Mirror and Mirage

"Can I Just Sit Here for a While?" Matters of Life and Death

"True Romance," The Esquire Fiction Reader


Literary Guild Alternate for Hitler's Niece, HarperCollins, 2001.

Finalist, National Book Award, 1996

Award in Literature, American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, 1989

Guggenheim Fellowship, 1990

Grant, Lyndhurst Foundation, 1992

Children's Choices for 1988, Shadowmaker, IRA/CBC

Books for Vacation Reading, Shadowmaker, New York Times Book Review

National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, 1979, 1987

Outstanding Children's Books of 1987, Shadowmaker, New York Times

Finalist, PEN/Faulkner Award, 1984

Fellow, University of Michigan Society of Fellows


Contemporary Novelists, sixth edition, St James (Detroit, MI), 1996. Hansen, Ron, Desperadoes, Knopf, 1979.

Twentieth-Century Western Writers, second edition, St James, 1991, pp 306-07.

America, February 1, 1992, p 66; May 25, 1996, pp 28-29.

Chicago Times Book World, March 18, 1984.

Chicago Tribune, April 8, 1979.

Chicago Tribune Books, March 3, 1996.

Christian Century, January 25, 1996, pp. 82-83.

Christian Science Monitor, December 28, 1983.

Commonweal, June 19, 1992, p. 26.

Esquire, May 8, 1979.

Los Angeles Times Book Review, November 20, 1983; February 12, 1989, p 1; February 18, 1996, p 1.

Nation, April 15, 1996, pp 31-32.

National Catholic Reporter, September 13, 1996, p 11-12.

Newsweek, April 9, 1979; November 14, 1983; October 21, 1991, p 66.

New York, April 23, 1979.

New York Times, June 13, 1979.

New York Times Book Review, June 3, 1979; February 5, 1984; April 22, 1990, p 42; October 21, 1991, p 11; February 18, 1996, p 4.

Publishers Weekly, February 5, 1996, pp 65-66.

Washington Post, May 4, 1979.

Yale Review, April, 1992, p 237.


Housed in Reinert Memorial Library, Creighton University, Omaha, NE.

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