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Joseph Hansen
Joseph Hansen: Life and Works

The Tangent Group is proud to list Joseph Hansen among its former board members and long-term supporters. Hansen was HIC’s representative to Christopher Street West and helped to plan the first Gay Pride Parade in Los Angeles, in 1970. He was a frequent contributor to ONE and Tangents magazines and is author of Fadeout, Lost on Twilight Road, and many other novels. He is most noted for having created David Brandstetter, a homosexual sleuth who made a significant impact on the mystery genre.

Joseph Hansen was awarded the Lambda Literary Award for Gay Mystery in 1991 for A Country of Old Men, and in 1993 he won the Gay Fiction award for Living Upstairs. In 1992 Hansen was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Private Eye Writers of America.

Links to HIC’s Web pages honoring Joseph Hansen:

• HIC’s Online Bibliography of Joseph Hansen’s Works
• Joseph Hansen Biography: “In His Own Words…”
• Interview by C. Todd White at Hansen’s Laguna Beach home on Sept. 2, 2004

Other Web pages that refer to Joseph Hansen and his works:

• “Hansen, Joseph (1923-2004) GLBTQ (Encyclopedia), by Ted-Larry Pebworth
• “Hard-Boiled Detective Fiction,” by Ralph Willett. (Web site for the British Association for American Studies)
• “Joseph Hansen.” Find A Grave Memorial (Web site)
• “Joseph Hansen.” Universalium, via Web site of Academic Dictionaries and Encyclopedias
• “Joseph Hansen and Dave Brandstetter.” Tangled Web UK: Crime & Mystery Fiction Digest
• “Joseph Hansen (Schriftsteller).” Deutsch Wikipedia
• “Joseph Hansen, Writer.” Wikipedia, via Web site of Academic Dictionaries and Encyclopedias
• Obituary for Joseph Hansen in "The Guardian," by Christopher Reed • Obituary for Joseph Hansen, New York Blade. (Link deactivated.)
• Obituary for Joseph Hansen, Los Angeles Times, by Dennis McLellan, Dec. 6, 2004
• “A Queer Eye on the Mean Streets.” The Agony Column for Nov. 20, 2003; Commentary by Terry D’Auray
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