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Published on January 21st, 2018 | by University Communications


Literature for Lunch with novelist Cary Holladay

As part of the Literature for Lunch series, novelist Cary Holladay will speak at 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, February 7, in TECO Hall in the School of Business building.

Ms. Holladay has authored seven volumes of fiction, including her latest work: Horse People: Stories (Louisiana State UP 2013), The Deer in the Mirror (Ohio State UP 2013), The Quick Change Artist (Swallow Press / Ohio UP 2006), The Palace of Wasted Footsteps (U of Missouri Press 1998), and The People Down South (U of Illinois Press 1989). She has also written several must-read novels, such as Mercury (Shaye Areheart Books/Random House 2002) and A Fight in the Doctor’s Office (Miami UP 2008). Cary finds inspiration in the history, culture, and folklore of the South, especially her native Virginia.

She has won many awards, including fellowships from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, the Tennessee Arts Commission, and the National Endowment for the Arts. She won an O. Henry Prize for Merry-Go-Sorry, a story about the West Memphis Three. Speaking of her stories, she has also won 11 national fiction competitions—two of them were for book manuscripts!

English majors, aspiring writers, bookworms and all creative minds: don’t miss this opportunity to be delighted and inspired by Holladay’s stories and engage her in fruitful Q&A session.

If you are unable to attend this presentation in person, please use the online link to watch at your convenience. Links remain active for a few months. 

This event is sponsored by the School of Arts and Sciences. Admission is free, and all are welcome!

For more information, contact Megan Orendorf at (352) 588-8401 or by email at


The views expressed during this event are those of the speaker/presenter and do not necessarily represent the views of the university.

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