about the author

Photograph by Nick Beymer, 2012

Brandon R. Schrand is the author of Works Cited: An Alphabetical Odyssey of Mayhem & Misbehavior  (2013), and The Enders Hotel: A Memoir, the 2007 River Teeth Literary Nonfiction Prize winner, a 2008 School Library Journal Best Adult Books for High School Students selection, a 2008 Idaho Book Award Honorable Mention Winner, and a 2008 Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in Sports Illustrated, The Dallas Morning News, The Utne Reader, Tin House, Shenandoah, The Georgia Review, The Missouri Review, Columbia, River Teeth, Ecotone, and numerous other publications. He also has essays in several anthologies including Borne on Air: Essays by Idaho Writers (EWU Press); Now Write!: Nonfiction Writing Exercises from Today’s Best Writers and Teachers (Tarcher/Penguin); and The Book of Dads: Essays on the Joys, Perils, and Humiliations of Fatherhood (Ecco/Harper Collins). He has won the 2006 Willard R. Espy Award, Shenandoah’s 2008 Carter Prize, the Pushcart Prize, four Pushcart Prize Special Mentions, and has had Notable Essays in the Best American Essays 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2013. His nonfiction has also earned a Yaddo residency. He lives in Moscow, Idaho with his wife and two children.     

Photograph by Nick Beymer, 2012.


One Response to about the author

  1. Michael wight says:

    Hello Brandon,

    My name is Michael. I am halfway through your book The Enders Hotel. The only reason I am reading it is because my girlfriend (eve gentry) is from soda springs and we are visiting her family this week. That said, she insisted I read this book nearly 3 years ago when we first started dating. I love your writing style. I don’t know much about writing but of all the learned courses it is the one I most enjoy. Having grown up in Potlatch Idaho, roughly the same age you grew up in soda springs, I am curious what year you were born. Forgive me if this is an oversight on my part. I have a learning disability and it takes me a long time to read a book, let alone back track and glean details. Thank you and I look forward to your reply.

    Most likely one of your biggest fans,

    Michael wight

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