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    John Brandon

    Assistant Professor


    John Brandon is the author of three novels, Arkansas, Citrus County, and A Million Heavens, and a new short story collection, Further Joy, all with McSweeney's. 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. For two seasons, he wrote about college football for Grantland.com.

    He holds an undergraduate degree from University of Florida and an MFA from Washington University in St. Louis. He's recently spent time as the Grisham Fellow in Creative Writing at University of Mississippi, and as the Tickner Writing Fellow at Gilman School, in Baltimore, and is the recipient of a Sustainable Arts Fellowship. 


  • Accomplishments

    • MFA Faculty Reading_250

      Join West Egg for readings from Megan Atwood, John Brandon, Laura Flynn, Deborah Keenan, Brian Malloy, Sheila O’Connor, David Oppegaard, Mary Rockcastle, and Katrina Vandenberg.

    • Brandon & Lockhart new releases 2014

      CWP faculty members John Brandon (BFA/MFA) and e. lockhart, a.k.a., Emily Jenkins, (MFAC) are both celebrating new releases in fiction.

    • brandon kiuchi illustration

      A Million Heavens was featured in the Sunday Book Review edition of The New York Times. [excerpt] 'More than once I handed “A Million Heavens” to a friend and watched the rhythms compel him or her into the thickness of a paragraph...' 

    •   Brandon, author of Arkansas, Citrus County, and the soon-to-be-released A Million Heavens—all published by McSweeney’s Press—will be joining The Creative Writing Programs this summer as a tenure-track assistant professor in fiction.


    Further Joy
    McSweeney's, 2014

    A Million Heavens
    McSweeney's, 2012

    Citrus County

    McSweeney's, 2010

    McSweeney's, 2008