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SUU Alumnus and Award Winning Author to Speak at Convocation

September 29, 2009
Category: Academics


Southern Utah University’s Convocation Lecture Series is pleased to announce that award winning author and former student Brandon Schrand is coming to campus to deliver an address titled “An Unlikely Life in Letters.” 

His presentation will be Tuesday, October 6, at 11:30 a.m. in the SUU Auditorium. It is free and open to the public. 

Brandon R. Schrand is an alumnus of Southern Utah University, Utah State University, and the University of Idaho, where he received his MFA. He won the 2006 Willard R. Espy Award, Shenandoah’s 2008 Carter Prize, the Pushcart Prize, two Pushcart Prize Special Mentions, and has had Notable Essays in both the Best American Essays 2007 and Best American Essays 2008. His nonfiction has also recently earned a Yaddo fellowship. He lives in Moscow, Idaho, with his wife and two children, where he teaches and coordinates the MFA Program in Creative Writing at the University of Idaho. 

Mr. Schrand is the author of 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, and a 2008 Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in The Dallas Morning News, The Utne Reader, Tin House, Shenandoah, The Missouri Review, Columbia, Colorado Review, Green Mountains Review, River Teeth, Ecotone, Isotope, and numerous other publications. He also has essays forthcoming 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).

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