Brandon Hobson

Finalist, 2018 National Book Awards

Dr. Brandon Hobson is the author The Removed, as well as the novel, Where the Dead Sit Talking, which was a Finalist for the 2018 National Book Award, winner of the Reading the West Award, and longlisted for the Dublin International Literary Award.
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Where the Dead Sit Talking

Where the Dead Sit Talking by Brandon Hobson book cover
ISBN 9781616958879 Soho Press

With his single mother in jail, Sequoyah, a fifteen-year-old Cherokee boy, is placed in foster care with the Troutt family. Literally and figuratively scarred by his unstable upbringing, Sequoyah has spent years mostly keeping to himself, living with his emotions pressed deep below the surface—that is, until he meets the seventeen-year-old Rosemary, another youth staying with the Troutts. More about this book >

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Brandon Hobson, Fiction Finalist, reads from "Where the Dead Sit Talking" at the 2018 National Book Awards Finalists Reading

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Brandon Hobson

Dr. Brandon Hobson is the author The Removed, as well as the novel, Where the Dead Sit Talking, which was a Finalist for the 2018 National Book Award, winner of the Reading the West Award, and longlisted for the Dublin International Literary Award. He has won a Pushcart Prize, and his fiction has appeared in such places as McSweeney’s, Conjunctions, American Short Fiction, NOON, and elsewhere. Hobson is an assistant professor of English at New Mexico State University and also teaches at the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe. He is an enrolled citizen of the Cherokee Nation Tribe of Oklahoma.

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