Due to rights issues, the audio of this interview is not available online. Please contact San Diego State University, Special Collections and Archives if you wish to be granted access to the original audio. Barry Hannah takes questions from Larry McCaffery’s class. Hannah talks about his writing habits. Hannah answers questions about the status of a film version of his novel Ray. He talks about his interest in the Civil War. Hannah discusses his love of his home state Mississippi and the art that comes from there. Certain portions of his answers appear, in edited form in the interview that appears on pages 111 to 125 of Alive and Writing: Interviews with American Authors of the 1980s, ed. Larry McCaffery and Sinda Gregory, University of Illinois Press, 1987. There is an interview between Larry McCaffery and Sinda Gregory with Barry Hannah that underlies the left channel of the recording.