Brandon Hobson

Finalist, 2018 National Book Awards

Dr. Brandon Hobson is the author of The Removed. His novel, Where the Dead Sit Talking, was a Finalist for the National Book Award, among other distinctions.
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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 of The Removed. His novel, Where the Dead Sit Talking, was a Finalist for the National Book Award, among other distinctions. His short stories have won a Pushcart Prize and appeared in The Best American Short Stories anthology, McSweeney’s, Conjunctions, NOON, and elsewhere. Dr. Hobson teaches creative writing at New Mexico State University and in the MFA program at the Institute of American Indian Arts. (Photo credit: Brandon Hobson)

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