Brandon Hobson


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 and Ragdale. Dr. Hobson is an enrolled citizen of the Cherokee Nation Tribe of Oklahoma.


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

The Removed, (Ecco/Harpercollins, 2021)
Where the Dead Sit Talking (Soho Press, 2018)
Desolation of Avenues Untold (CCM, 2015)
Deep Ellum (Calamari, 2014)

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