Brandon R. Schrand
Brandon R. Schrand is the author of The Enders Hotel: A Memoir, a 2008 Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection, and Works Cited: An Alphabetical Odyssey of Mayhem & Misbehavior (Bison 2013). His work has appeared in Sports Illustrated, the Dallas Morning News, Utne Reader, Tin House, Georgia Review, Missouri Review, Shenandoah, River Teeth, Ecotone, and other journals and anthologies. His nonfiction has won the Pushcart Prize and Shenandoah’s Carter Prize for the Essay, and four of his pieces have been long-listed for The Best American Essays. He lives in Moscow, Idaho, with his wife and two children.
Feb 07 2017
Through the Glass Clearly
Like a languorous panther, the martini is both exquisite and dangerous. Its strength is only matched by its glamour. But it is not to be trifled with. Lauded by Bernard
Sep 01 2008
Lee Smith said somewhere that as a girl she would write out additional chapters when she reached the end of a book, conjuring alternate endings that would sprawl on for pages. Because I grew up in a working-class family of little education, I was more apt to grab tools or weapons-a torque wrench or crossbow, say-than I was a pencil or typewriter as a way to extend the story at hand. But I see now that our hunger was the same.