Cary Holladay

Brides in the Sky: Stories and a Novella is Cary Holladay's latest volume of fiction, forthcoming from Ohio UP / Swallow Press. The title story appears in the 70th Anniversary Issue of The Hudson Review.

Cary is the author of seven previous books, including Horse People: Stories (Louisiana State UP). Her awards include fellowships from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, the Tennessee Arts Commission, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Her story "Merry-Go-Sorry," based on the case of the West Memphis 3, was published in Alaska Quarterly Review and won an O. Henry Prize.

Her books are available oneline, from publishers, and at The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen, The Arts Center in Orange, and Burke's Books.

Cary teaches at the University of Memphis and in the Low-Residency MFA program at Converse College. Read her suggestions for writing and revision in "A Cayce for Fiction"

Cary is married to the writer John Bensko.

Selected Works

Louisiana State University Press 2013
Three generations of a family in Virginia's horse country.
Includes "Heart on a Wire," a story of the 1898 Klondike Gold Rush, winner the Glimmer Train Fiction Open.
Set largely at a rural resort hotel, these 13 stories span 100 years of magic and passion.
"Holladay's stories are beautifully constructed, with sensuous, even wondrous images..." -- Linda Barrett Osborne

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