Discipline: Literature – fiction

Elliott Holt

Discipline: Literature – fiction
Region: Washington, D.C.
MacDowell fellowships: 2014, 2017

Elliott Holt's short fiction and essays have appeared in the New York Times, Virginia Quarterly Review, Kenyon Review, Bellevue Literary Review, Guernica and in the 2011 Pushcart Prize Anthology. Her first novel, You Are One of Them (Penguin Press, 2013), was a New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice and a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle's John Leonard Award for a first book. She also contributed an essay to the forthcoming anthology, Selfish, Shallow and Self-Absorbed: Sixteen Writers on the Decision Not to Have Kids (editor, Meghan Daum). At MacDowell in 2017, she completed two short stories that are part of her novel-in-stories, Everything Broken is Broken, which won the 2015 Ellen Levine Award for a work in progress.


Phi Beta

Elliott Holt worked in the Phi Beta studio.

Funded by the Phi Beta Fraternity, a national professional fraternity of music and speech founded in 1912, Phi Beta Studio was built from 1929–1931 of granite quarried on the MacDowell grounds. The small studio is very simple in design, but displays a pleasing combination of materials with its granite walls and colorful slate roofing. Inside is a…

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