Discipline: Literature – fiction

Elliott Holt

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

Elliott Holt is the author of the novel You Are One of Them, a New York Times Editors’ Choice and finalist for the National Book Critics Circle’s John Leonard award for a first book. Her essays and short fiction have appeared in publications including The New York Times, Slate, Time, Virginia Quarterly Review, and Guernica, and she has won a Pushcart Prize as well as fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, Yaddo, and MacDowell. 

Holt has worked as a copywriter and brand strategist for international advertising agencies in Moscow, London, Paris, and New York; as a creative writing professor at American University and NYU; and as an editor at One Story and The Kenyon Review. She is deputy editor of The Yale Review.


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 between 1929–1931 of granite quarried on the MacDowell grounds. The small studio is a simple in design, but displays a pleasing combination of materials with its granite walls and colorful slate roofing. Inside is…

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