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Brandon Hobson


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

Writing and Publications:

The Removed, (Ecco/Harpercollins, 2021)

Where the Dead Sit Talking (Soho Press, 2018
Desolation of Avenues Untold(CCM,2015)

Professional Experience:

Dr. Brandon Hobson is the author of the novels, The Removed (2021), Where the Dead Sit Talking (2018), which was a finalist for the National Book Award, finalist for the St. Francis Literary Award, and winner of the Reading the West Award; and other books. His fiction has won a Pushcart Prize and has appeared in the Best American Short Stories 2021, McSweeney's, American Short Fiction, Conjunctions, NOON, and in many other publications. 

He has received fellowships from the UCROSS foundation, Ragdale, and the Guggenheim Foundation. Dr. Hobson is an enrolled citizen of the Cherokee Nation Tribe of Oklahoma. 

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
2016 Pushcart Prize