Brando Skyhorse

Brando Skyhorse
Brando Skyhorse

Brando Skyhorse’s debut novel, The Madonnas of Echo Park, received the 2011 PEN/Hemingway Award, and the Sue Kaufman Prize for First Fiction from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. The book was also a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers pick. Take This Man: A Memoir was an Amazon Best Book of the Month selection and named by Kirkus Reviews as one the Best Nonfiction Books of the year. His latest novel, My Name Is Iris, was named one of the Washington Post’s Fifty Notable Works of Fiction in 2023.

Skyhorse has also co-edited an anthology, We Wear The Mask: 15 True Stories Of Passing in America. He has been awarded fellowships from the Rockefeller Foundation’s Bellagio Center in Lake Como, Italy, Ucross Foundation, Art Omi, Breadloaf Writers’ Conference, and was the 2014-15 Jenny McKean Moore Writer-in-Washington at George Washington University. Skyhorse is an Associate Professor of English at Indiana University in Bloomington where he directs the Creative Writing program.


selected bibliography

My Name Is Iris by Brando Skyhorse
My Name Is Iris (2023)
We Wear the Mask by Brando Skyhorse
We Wear the Mask: 15 True Stories of Passing in America (Editor) (2017)
Take This Man by Brando Skyhorse
Take This Man (2014)
The Madonnas of Echo Park by Brando Skyhorse
The Madonnas of Echo Park (2010)

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online resources

Brando Skyhorse’s website

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