Barry Hannah Marathon Reading

On Sunday, December 5, starting at Midnight, my friend Nick Bruno and I read Long, Last, Happy in its entirety in an exclusive HTMLGIANT webcast. Thanks to the good people at Grove/Atlantic, we gave away copies of the book and exclusive Barry Hannah bookmarks and stickers manufactured by Square Books in Oxford, Mississippi, Barry’s hometown bookstore. The estimated duration of the webcast was 15-25 hours, but we finished in just under 12 hours, probably because the yammering cadences of the narrators encouraged a more-or-less continuous reading style. Many thanks to everyone who stopped by to listen, to leave a comment, or to participate in the Twitter feed. I hope we honored the memory of a great writer and maybe even introduced his stories to some new readers.

Ancillary coverage at Publishers Weekly, Uncanny Valley, Jack Pendarvis, National Book Critics Circle Critical Mass, and The Faster Times.