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Noy Holland

Professor

fholland@english.umass.edu

E355 South College

Educated at Middlebury College, B.A., 1984; University of Florida, M.F.A., 1994.

Noy Holland’s I Was Trying to Describe What It Feels Like, New and Selected Stories, was published by Counterpoint in January, 2017.  Her debut novel, Bird (Counterpoint), appeared in 2015, to great critical acclaim.  Holland's collections of short fiction and novellas include Swim for the Little One First (FC2), What Begins with Bird (FC2), and The Spectacle of the Body (Knopf.) She has published work in The Kenyon Review, Antioch, Conjunctions, The Quarterly, Glimmer Train, Electric Literature, Publishers Weekly,The Believer, NOON, and New York Tyrant, among others.  She was a recipient of a Massachusetts Cultural Council award for artistic merit and a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship.

Research Areas

  • 20th Century and Contemporary Literature
  • American Literature
  • Creative Writing