Ron Hansen (born December 8, 1947) is an American novelist, essayist, and professor. He is known for writing literary westerns exploring the people and history of the American heartland, notably The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (1983), which was adapted into an acclaimed film starring Brad Pitt.
Books by Ron Hansen
Reminiscent of Cormac McCarthy, Desperadoes is the first novel by the author of The Assassination of Jesse James by the coward Robert Ford, now a majo…
In this retelling of one of the great classic tales of the American West, James comes across as a complex character, a new age type with an interest i…