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    John Brandon

    Assistant Professor


    John Brandon is the author of three novels, Arkansas, Citrus County, and A Million Heavens, 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. During the season, he writes 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.


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      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...' 
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      John Brandon's new novel, A Million Heavens, was published to rave reviews (McSweeney's 2012). The Daily Beast includes A Million Heavens in three "offbeat must-reads."
    •   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.
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    A Million Heavens
    McSweeney's, 2012

    Citrus County

    McSweeney's, 2010

    McSweeney's, 2008