2020-2021: Brandon Hobson


2020-2021: Brandon Hobson


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Brandon Hobson is the author of the novel Where the Dead Sit Talking, which was a finalist for the 2018 National Book Award for Fiction. He has won a Pushcart Prize, and his work has appeared in magazines such as The Believer, The Paris Review Daily, Conjunctions, NOON, Post Road, Narrative Magazine, Puerto del Sol, and in many other places. Brandon earned a PhD in Creative Writing from Oklahoma State University, is currently an Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at New Mexico State University and a Writing Mentor at the Institute of American Indian Arts. He is an enrolled member of the Cherokee Nation Tribe of Oklahoma.

Set in rural Oklahoma during the late 1980s, Where the Dead Sit Talking is a startling, authentically voiced and lyrically written Native American coming-of-age story. His next novel, The Removed, will be out in February 2021.

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Professor Hobson gave a reading and a presented a craft talk at the 2020 Lions In Winter literary festival.

2020-2021: Brandon Hobson