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Ron Hansen

Biography

Ron Hansen

Ron Hansen is the author of eight novels and three short story collections. He graduated from Creighton University in Omaha, and went on to the University of Iowa Writer’s Workshop where he studied with John Irving. He is now Gerard Manley Hopkins, S.J., Professor in Arts and Humanities at Santa Clara University in northern California.

Ron Hansen

Books by Ron Hansen

by Ron Hansen - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Western

In THE KID, Ron Hansen tells the story of Billy the Kid, born Henry McCarty, and his short, epically violent life. A smart, well-spoken, attractive, and dexterous --- he was known for being able to fire six-shooters with either hand --- Billy got himself in and out of trouble with his skills and nose for money and horses. His spree of crimes and murders made him an American legend of the old West, and here, Hansen gives us a full view of him from his days as a ranch hand trying to make a fortune to his grand death in a hail of bullets at the age of 21.