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The Nelson Boswell Reading series with Dr. Brandon Hobson and Kali Fajardo-Anstine

In partnership with the National Book Foundation, La Sociedad Para Las Artes at New Mexico State University kindly invites you to an afternoon reading featuring our very own Brandon Hobson, National Book Award finalist, and Kali Fajardo-Anstine, winner of the American Book Award, at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, February 11th, 2022, outside Clara Belle Williams Hall, in the square (southside of the building).


Dr. Brandon Hobson is an award-winning author of four books: The Removed (2021), Where the Dead Sit Talking ( 2018), which was a finalist for the National Book Award, Desolation of Avenues Untold (2015), and Deep Ellum (2014). He has won a Pushcart Prize, and his fiction has appeared in such places as McSweeney’s, Conjunctions, American Short Fiction, NOON, and elsewhere. He is an Assistant Professor of Creative Writing and Fiction at the department of English, New Mexico State University.


Kali Fajardo-Anstine’s fiction has appeared in The American Scholar, Boston Review, Bellevue Literary Review, The Idaho Review, Southwestern American Literature, and elsewhere. She is the author of Sabrina & Corina (One World, 2019), a finalist for the National Book Award, the PEN/Bingham Prize, The Clark Prize, The Story Prize, the Saroyan International Prize and winner of an American Book Award. Her debut novel, Woman of Light, will be published in June 2022. 


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This event is part of the annual Boswell/Nelson Reading Series at NMSU. Please feel free to email Philip Perry at with any questions or concerns about the reading. We hope to see you there!