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Ron Hansen

Ron Hansen is the author of nine books of fiction and nonfiction, including Mariette in Ecstasy (1991) and A Stay Against Confusion: Essays on Faith and Fiction (2001). He is the Gerard Manley Hopkins, S.J., Professor in the Arts and Humanities at Santa Clara University.


Hopkins in Wales

Writers on Writers | Fiction

Wednesday, December 8th, 1875. A soft confetti of snowflakes was fluttering down upon Wales. The higher windowpanes were gardens of frost. His right hand still twined a rosary, its anesthetic routine of prayers his midnight defense against sleeplessness.