Bruce Holbert

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Bruce Holbert (born October 4, 1959) is an American writer. He is the author of a novels, Lonesome Animals (Counterpoint Press), and the Hour of Lead (Counterpoint Press) which won the 2015 Washington State Book Award for Fiction.

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Holbert graduated from Lake Roosevelt High School in Coulee Dam in the spring of 1978, then attended Eastern Washington University where he graduated with a degree in English/Education in 1983. He graduated with an MFA from the University of Iowa Writers Workshop in 1990

In 1982, Holbert inadvertently shot and killed one of his friends in a gun accident. Charges against Holbert were eventually dropped. Holbert has stated that he remains "numbed by guilt."[1]

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