Voices

Ron Hansen is a novelist and a professor at Santa Clara University.

Arts & Culture Books
Ron HansenJanuary 18, 2019
The fascinating premise of Mary Gordon’s lovely little book On Thomas Merton is that, except for his extensive correspondence with Evelyn Waugh and Czeslaw Milosz, Thomas Merton was without literary peers who could perceptively judge, critique and improve his writing.
Arts & Culture Books
Ron HansenMarch 23, 2018
We collaborate with God’s grace and find conformity with Christ, by acknowledging our creaturehood, our temptations, our distractions and expectations, our doubts, our grudges, our compulsions, and by allowing “Christ to pray for us, with us, and in us.”
Faith Faith in Focus
Ron HansenJuly 20, 2017
Why Ron Hansen will never read the Gospels the same.
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Arts & Culture Books
Ron HansenApril 25, 2011
Ron Hansen reviews Andrew Dubus III’s memoir of his absentee father
Books
Ron HansenMarch 01, 2010
Gail Godwin writes with the shrewdness and wit of Muriel Spark and a tender, fetching, Southern voice.
Books
Ron HansenSeptember 28, 2009
A frankly confessional memoir from a Catholic author and journalist
Books
Ron HansenAugust 18, 2008
Larry Woiwode's peripatetic life
Books
Ron HansenFebruary 11, 2008
In late October 2004 James Martin S J an associate editor of America got a surprise phone call from the actor Sam Rockwell Sam was developing his role as Judas for an Off-Broadway production of a new play 8220 The Last Days of Judas Iscariot 8221 by Stephen Adly Guirgis Because Sam was
Poetry
Ron HansenSeptember 26, 2005
September’s end 1877,
Arts & Culture Books
Ron HansenApril 04, 2005
David Plante was born in Providence R I in 1940 the next to last of the seven sons of Anaclet and Albina Plante French-Canadians who were called somewhat sneeringly in Yankee New England Canucks Anaclet was a stoical taciturn quarter-breed Blackfoot Indian who worked humbly for a manufactu