Author John Brandon to conduct literary reading, book signing at Marshall


JohnBrandon_squareJohn Brandon, author of three novels and a new short story collection, will conduct a literary reading and book signing at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 24, in the atrium on the third floor of the Drinko Library.

The event, called the John Brandon fiction reading, is part of the A.E. Stringer Visiting Writers Series. The series receives support from the College of Liberal Arts, the Honors College and the Department of English, along with the West Virginia Humanities Council.

A Q&A and book signing with the author will follow his reading.

Brandon’s novels are Arkansas, Citrus County and A Million Heavens, and the new short story collection is titled Further Joy. His shorter work has appeared in Oxford American, The Believer, ESPN the Magazine, GQ, McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern, The New York Times Magazine and numerous university journals.

During the season, he writes about college football for Grantland.com. He teaches as an assistant professor in the B.F.A. and M.F.A. creative writing programs at Hamline University in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Brandon’s appearance is free to the public.