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Brando Skyhorse

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Born and raised in Echo Park, California, Brando Skyhorse is a graduate of Stanford University and the MFA Writers’ Workshop program at UC Irvine. For the past ten years he has worked in New York as a book editor at *Grove Press* and elsewhere. His debut novel, *The Madonnas of Echo Park*, chronicles the “American-born immigrant” experience. Peter Matthiessen calls *The Madonnas of Echo Park* “altogether a terrific book by a highly accomplished new author” while Daniel Chaon says of Skyhorse, “[he] writes with great compassion and wit (and a touch of magic)… *The Madonnas of Echo Park* is a memorable literary debut.” His next book, Things *My Fathers Taught Me*, forthcoming from *Free Press*, is a memoir about growing up with five stepfathers, four of whom were con men.