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NewsNational Book Award Finalist Noy Holland Reads at Marlboro College

Marlboro, VT—National Book Award Finalist Noy Holland will be reading her fiction on Wednesday, December 1, at 7:30 p.m. in the Drury Gallery at Marlboro College. Prior to reading her work, Holland will be meeting with students at dinner.

“Strange, glittering, incantatory language marks Holland's debut short-fiction collection,” says Publisher’s Weekly about The Spectator of the Body, published in 1994. “Holland writes with masterful clarity and startling power about people who stay in our lives,” writes author Frederick Busch. “Her fiction is profound, moving, and important.”

Holland’s next book, What Begins with Bird, will be available in September 2005.

Her fiction has been published in Conjunctions, The Quarterly, Open City, NOON, Columbia: A Journal of Literature and Art, Black Warrior Review, Glimmer Train, and Ploughshares, among others.

Holland received her M.F.A. from the University of Florida and her B.A. from Middlebury College. During her tenure as an associate professor at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, she served as director of the MFA Program for Writers for 3 years and Poets and co-founded the Juniper Prize in Fiction with the University of Massachusetts Press in 2004. Holland received a 2003 National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship and has been a John Gardner Fellow at the Bread Loaf Writers Conference and a resident at the MacDowell Colony.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Elena Sharnoff, Marlboro College Public Affairs Officer, at (802) 258-7644.


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