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Brandon Hopkins

The 1997 Sophie Kerr Winner

After graduation, Brandon Hopkins moved to New York and worked in publishing for several years before leaving to complete the Masters Program in the Humanities at the University of Chicago, where he was critic Wayne C. Booth’s assistant.

After a brief return to NY, he moved to Paris, where he freelanced as an editor, writer, and instructional design consultant while earning an advanced certification in French at the Sorbonne. Now back in the States, he works for Penguin and other publishers and journals, and has been branching into translation.

He is also an adjunct English professor at Frederick Community College. Since completing his first novel, The Impediments to Joy, he’s been working on a second called The Crimes of Paris. He has also written a number of screenplays, teleplays, and a short story collection called Model Homes.