Holland, a professor in the University of Massachusetts
MFA Program for Poets & Writers, currently writes short stories
and is working on a summer project in the hills of Montana.
first book, The
Spectacle of the Body (Knopf),
was nominated for a National Book Award.
stories have appeared in The Quarterly, Story Quarterly, Glimmer
Train, Black Warrior Review, and Open City.
has also taught at Phillips Andover and the University of Florida.
Additionally, she has received fellowships from the Massachusetts
Cultural Council, the MacDowell Colony and Bread Loaf Writers
are very pleased to invite Professor Holland to be the 2003 Fiction
Judge for Word Smitten's annual short story competition.
we are delighted to have her permission to reprint an excerpt
from her collection of short stories. Click here to read a passage
from her story titled, Orbit.
Noy Holland, Padgett Powell says, "If you could breed
a writer out of Faulkner by John Hawkes, and put it in a female
frame, you might have Noy Holland."
Holland lives with her husband Sam and a number of critters which
may include turtles.
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