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Noy Holland

Professor

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fholland@english.umass.edu

E355 South College

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

Noy Holland is the recipient of the 2018 Katherine Anne Porter Prize from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.  Her short story “Tally” was included in Best American Short Stories, and read by Suzzy Roche at Symphony Space in New York City.  Her books include I Was Trying to Describe What It Feels Like, New and Selected Stories; the novel Bird; and three collections of short fiction and novellas-- Swim for the Little One First, What Begins with Bird, and The Spectacle of the Body.  She has published fiction and essays in The Kenyon Review, Epoch, Antioch, Conjunctions, The Quarterly, Glimmer Train, Electric Literature, Publisher’s Weekly, The Believer, NOON, and New York Tyrant, among others. 

Research Areas

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