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Nels Hanson


Nels Hanson grew up on a small farm in the San Joaquin Valley of California, earned degrees from U.C. Santa Cruz and the U of Montana, and has worked as a farmer, teacher and contract writer/editor.

His fiction received the San Francisco Foundation’s James D. Phelan Award and four Pushcart Prize nominations, and his poems the Sharkpack Review’s Prospero Prize and Pushcart and Best of the Net nominations. 
His novels (Angels Awake, The Blue Flower Case, Sleeping Child Lake, Travis Jackson Had a Wife), story collections (Perpetual Motion, The Toy) and collections of poetry (My San Joaquin – Central Valley Poems, Original Echo, Other Worlds, Last Trick) can be found on Amazon.

He has partnered with artist Mandana Talieh to create What the Lizard Said, the first in a series of illustrated poetry books about animals, and Julia and the Sea Bear, a prose fairy tale.
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