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What to do in Oklahoma on March 20, 2019: Hear Oklahoma author Brandon Hobson give a reading of his acclaimed novel 'Where the Dead Sit Talking' at his alma mater

Brandon Hobson. Photo provided
Brandon Hobson. Photo provided

Today's featured event: 

Oklahoma City University, 2501 N Blackwelder Ave., will host a reading and book signing for Oklahoma author and OCU alumnus Brandon Hobson at 7 tonight in the University Center Great Hall.

As previously reported, Hobson was a finalist for the 2018 National Book Award for his novel “Where the Dead Sit Talking.” The book, set in rural Oklahoma during the late 1980s, follows two Native American teens’ experiences in the foster care system as they try to navigate relationships and their own emotional scars. The book reached No. 1 on Oklahoma’s Bestseller List, and it made the best book lists for 2018 from NPR’s “Code Switch,” Kirkus Reviews and Southern Living magazine, according to a news release.

A member of the Cherokee Nation, Hobson received his bachelor of arts in English from OCU in 1992 and went on to earn a master’s degree at the University of Central Oklahoma and a doctorate at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater. He currently teaches English at Northern Oklahoma College in Tonkawa. 

He has published many short stories in such respected literary journals as "The Paris Review" and "Believer," has won a Pushcart Prize, and is the author of three previous novels — “Desolation of Avenues Untold” (2015), “Deep Ellum” (2014) and “The Levitationist” (2006).

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