brandon r. schrand


My essay, “The Father Within, the Fears Without,” will appear in the forthcoming anthology, The Book of Dads: Essays on the Joys, Perils, and Humilations of Fatherhood, edited by Ben George. Ecco/Harper Collins will publish the book and my essay will appear alongside notable authors such as Ben Fountain, Rick Bragg, Steve Almond, Nick Flynn, Anthony Doerr, Charles …

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I have been invited to contribute an essay to Columbia: A Journal of Literature & Art, published by the MFA Program at Columbia University in New York. Since 1977, Columbia has been publishing works by some of the greatest writers in the country and abroad. Notables include Raymond Carver, Jorge Luis Borges, Lorrie Moore, Louise Glück, Jane Kenyon, …

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My essay, “The Bone Road,” is in the new issue of Shenandoah. Other writers in this edition include Ha Jin, David Kirby, Joyce Carol Oates, Albert Goldbarth, Margaret Gibson, Paul Zimmer, and many more. You can order a copy online or buy one at any fine bookstore.

The Enders Hotel received a very generous and thorough review at “Schrand. . . proves himself a top-notch yarn spinner with this richly described, poignant memoir.” –Jenny Shank,

As a longtime subscriber to the High Country News, I was delighted to see my book get some traction in its pages. Review Excerpted below. “Schrand’s personal story reflects larger cultural truths: The transitory lives of his grandfather and stepfather mirror those of the down-on-their luck drifters who gravitate to the hotel. . . Schrand’s …

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