Brandon Hobson

Finalist, 2018 National Book Awards

Brandon Hobson earned a PhD in Creative Writing from Oklahoma State University and is the author, most recently, of the novel Where the Dead Sit Talking, which was a Finalist for the 2018 National Book Award for Fiction.
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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 surfaceā€”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

Brandon Hobson earned a PhD in Creative Writing from Oklahoma State University and is the author, most recently, of the novel Where the Dead Sit Talking, which was a Finalist for the 2018 National Book Award for Fiction. His next novel will be published by Ecco/HarperCollins. He is an Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at New Mexico State University and a Writing Mentor at the Institute of American Indian Arts. Hobson is an enrolled member of the Cherokee Nation Tribe of Oklahoma.

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