Brandon Hobson


Dr. Hobson is the author of, most recently, Where the Dead Sit Talking, which was a finalist for the 2018 National Book Award, Finalist for the St. Francis College Literary Prize, and Winner of the Reading the West Award. His work has won a Pushcart Prize and has appeared in The Believer, Conjunctions, NOON, Publisher’s Weekly, The Paris Review Daily, Post Road, Hayden’s Ferry Review, and elsewhere. Dr. Hobson has taught writing workshops in Oklahoma, in Paris, at Amherst College, and also at the Institute of American Indian Arts. He is an enrolled member of the Cherokee Nation Tribe of Oklahoma.


PhD, English (Creative Writing), Oklahoma State University
MA, English, University of Central Oklahoma
BA, English, Oklahoma City University

The Removed (forthcoming novel, Ecco/Harpercollins)
Where the Dead Sit Talking (Soho Press: NY, 2018)
Desolation of Avenues Untold (CCM: Brooklyn, 2015)
Deep Ellum (Calamari Archive: Rome, 2014)
The Levitationist (Ravenna Press: WA, 2006)

Recent Awards/Honors:
2019 Finalist for the St. Francis Literary Award
2018 Finalist for the National Book Award in Fiction
2018 Winner of the Reading the West Book Award
2018 Longlisted for the Aspen Words Literary Prize
2016 Pushcart Prize



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