Noy Holland reading at NELM Monday 8 September

The National English Literary Museum [NELM]
and the Rhodes MA in Creative Writing [MACW]
invite you to a reading by US author
Noy Holland
5.30pm Monday 8th September
at NELM Eastern Star
Anglo African Street, Grahamstown

Noy Holland

Acclaimed American author Noy Hollan will read stories from her latest collection, Swim for the Little One First (FC2, 2013) as well as new, as yet unpublished work. 

Holland is a "writer's writer". Her concise and cadenced prose has been described as “beautifully ardent grimness of eye that is both unsettling and intensely satisfying.”

Holland’s collections of short fiction and novellas include The Spectacle of the Body (Knopf), What Begins with Bird (FC2), and Swim for the Little One First (FC2). Her first novel, Palisade, is forthcoming from Counterpoint. She has taught for many years in the MFA Program for Poets and Writers at the University of Massachusetts, as well as at Phillips Andover and the University of Florida. She serves on the board of directors at Fiction Collective Two.

Brian Evenson says of her work: "Holland creates a genuine and satisfying tension between the satisfactions of meaning and the lyrical satisfactions of language, which makes reading some of these stories a distracted, ethereal experience, the fiction felt as often as it is understood."

Noy Holland is in Grahamstown to participate in the Teaching Creative Writing colloquium hosted by Rhodes University’s MA in Creative Writing programme.


enquiries : Zongezile Matshoba





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