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Brides in the Sky: Stories and a Novella is Cary Holladay's latest volume of fiction (Swallow Press/Ohio UP 2019). Click on The Hudson Review to read the title story. Reviews appear in Garden & Gun and Kirkus Reviews.  

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

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

Professor Emeritus at the University of Memphis, she served as director of the creative writing program and was named a First Tennessee Professor. She is a core faculty member of the low-residency MFA program at Converse College. She served as the Fisher Family Writer-in-Residence at Pennsylvania State University in spring 2021 (virtual).
Read her suggestions for writing and revision in "A Cayce for Fiction."

Cary is married to the writer John Bensko