Virtual Reading Event by Novelist Brandon Hobson

Brandon Hobson
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Brandon Hobson


The U of A Program in Creative Writing and Translation in the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences is proud to welcome novelist Brandon Hobson as it's 2020-21 Walton Visiting Writer in Fiction.

Hobson will give a virtual reading at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 25, in collaboration with the program and the Fayetteville Public Library.

A link to the free event will be posted to the Fayetteville Public Library's Facebook page at the time of the event.

Hobson is the author of the newly released novel The Removed, as well as the novel Where the Dead Sit Talking, a finalist for the National Book Award. His other books include the short novels Deep Ellum, and Desolation of Avenues Untold. His fiction has won a Pushcart Prize and has appeared in such journals as McSweeney's Quarterly, Conjunctions, American Short Fiction, and NOON, among others. An enrolled citizen of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma, Hobson is currently as assistant professor of creative writing at New Mexico State University and also teaches in the M.F.A. program at the Institute of American Indian Arts.

Each year, the Walton Visiting Writers series in the Program in Creative Writing and Translation brings esteemed authors in poetry, fiction and literary translation to the U of A to give free public readings and to work with graduate students in the creative writing M.F.A. program.

Past Walton Writers include Natalie Diaz, Chris Abani, Caryl Phillips, Franz Wright, Esther Allen and Karen Tei Yamashita.

This event is made possible by the Program in Creative Writing and Translation, the J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, the Department of English, the Walton Family Foundation, the Fayetteville Public Library, and the James E. and Ellen Wadley Roper Professorship in Creative Writing.  



Jane Blunschi, assistant director, Program in Creative Writing and Translation
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