Cherokee’s book named as National Book Award finalist

BY STAFF REPORTS
09/26/2018 08:30 AM
Main Cherokee Phoenix
“Where the Dead Sit Talking,” a book by Cherokee Nation citizen Brandon Hobson has been named a finalist for a National Book Award. COURTESY
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Brandon Hobson
NEW YORK – Cherokee Nation citizen Brandon Hobson’s book “Where the Dead Sit Talking” was named to the National Book Awards’ fiction longlist in September.

The book foundation releases longlists of 10 in various categories such as translation, poetry, young people’s literature and non-fiction. Shortlists of five will come out Oct. 10. Winners will be announced Nov. 14.

Hobson, a 2016 recipient of a Pushcart Prize, was selected for “Where the Dead Sit Talking,” his fourth book. Set in rural Oklahoma, it focuses on two young Natives who bond while in foster care.

For more information about Hobson, visit https://brandonhobson.com.

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