John Brandon is the author of three novels, Arkansas, Citrus County, and A Million Heavens, and a new short story collection, Further Joy, all with McSweeney's. His shorter work has appeared in Oxford American, The Believer, ESPN the Magazine, GQ, McSweeney's Quarterly Concern, The New York Times Magazine, and numerous university journals. For two seasons, he wrote about college football for Grantland.com. He holds an undergraduate degree from University of Florida and an MFA from Washington University in St. Louis. He's recently spent time as the Grisham Fellow in Creative Writing at University of Mississippi, and as the Tickner Writing Fellow at Gilman School, in Baltimore, and is the recipient of a Sustainable Arts Fellowship.