Noy Holland

2020 Fiction Faculty

Noy Holland

Noy Holland was awarded the Katherine Anne Porter prize from the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 2018. Her short story Tally was selected for inclusion in Best American Short Stories 2017. Her latest work 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, Publisher’s 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. She has taught for many years in the MFA Program for Poets and Writers at the University of Massachusetts. Visit her website, or read an interview, and listen to her read. Embrace the challenge of creating new, meaningful work while focusing on everything from dialogue to syntax in Noy’s fiction workshop.