A Southerner by birth, Brandon S. Graham has lived, worked and studied in eight different states and four different countries, receiving three university degrees. He worked as a commercial pressman and an adjunct professor in Missouri, and as a gallery director in Nebraska. He studied in Budapest and Dijon, with a summer spent as a barman at the Woolpack Inn in Chilham, England. He eventually settled near Chicago where he studied visual and written narrative at Columbia College Center for Book and Paper Arts, graduating with his MFA in 2008. Good For Nothing is his first novel. He lives in Downer's Grove, Illinois with his wife and two children.