Elliott Holt


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in Washington, D.C., The United States
January 18, 1974

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Elliott Holt was born and raised in Washington, D.C. A former copywriter who has worked at advertising agencies in Moscow, London, Paris, and New York, Holt attended the MFA program at Brooklyn College (where she won the Himan Brown award) at night while working full time in Manhattan during the day. Her writing has been published in the New York Times, Slate, Time, Virginia Quarterly Review, Guernica, Kenyon Review online, The Millions, The Pushcart Prize XXXV (2011 anthology) and elsewhere. She has won fellowships from the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, the Tin House Summer Writers’ Workshop, The MacDowell Colony, and Yaddo. In addition to winning a Pushcart Prize, she was the runner-up of the 2011 PEN Emerging Writers Award. Her first nove ...more

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A True Story

I wrote the "Lives" column in this weekend's New York Times magazine. This is a sad, absurd, and absolutely true story: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/29/mag...
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You Are One of Them

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“I have come to believe that forgiveness is the key to survival. It does no good to see everything as a struggle between opposing factions. Few things are that simple.”
Elliott Holt, You Are One of Them

“He was forever dwelling on his failures. He held them up to the light and examined them in minute detail, like necklaces that had tangled in a drawer.”
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“It's easy to love someone you haven't let down.”
Elliott Holt, You Are One of Them

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