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Visiting Writers' Series LibGuide: Brando Skyhorse

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VWS Presents: Brando Skyhorse. Author of the Madonnas of Echo Park and Take this Man: A Memoir. September 6th at 7:30 pm in the Riley Room

Brando Skyhorse

Brando Skyhorse

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"Brando Skyhorse is an author, editor, and professor. He was born in Echo Park, California in 1973. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Stanford University in 1995 and his Master of Fine Arts degree from University of California, Irvine in 1997. Skyhorse worked for ten years (1999-2009) as a book editor in New York before his first book, The Madonnas of Echo Park, was published in 2010. Skyhorse wrote the book over a three-year period after quitting his last editorial position. The book is a series of interconnected short stories focusing on Mexican Americans who live in the Echo Park section of Los Angeles, where the author was born and raised. Skyhorse published the memoir Take This Man in 2014. The personal account reveals Skyhorse's dysfunctional childhood in Los Angeles. After his father abandoned the family, his mother created a new identity for herself as a Native American and legally changed her son's name. By the time he was eighteen, he had gone through half a dozen "fathers" and found out that the man his mother said was his father was not. Skyhorse tracks down his biological father and attempts to turn his own family into one that is as normal as possible."

Source: "Brando Skyhorse." Contemporary Authors Online, Gale, 2015. Biography In Context, Accessed 23 May 2018.

Many works by our Visiting Writers' Series authors are pulled from their normal places on the shelves and temporarily located in a special display in the Browsing Collection. This collection is located near the Information Commons service desk, next to the vending machines and newspapers. 

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