Holman at Shirley Jackson Award, April 2012
June 1, 1966|
Hanover County, Virginia
|Genre||Fiction, Novel, Television|
|Notable works||Witches on the Road Tonight (novel, 2011), The Dress Lodger (novel, 2000)|
Sheri Holman (born 1966) is an American novelist and screenwriter.
Holman was born in Hanover County, Virginia. Following graduation from The College of William & Mary in 1988 with a degree in theatre, she moved to New York. After transitioning from acting to various positions in the publishing industry, including several years as a temp at Penguin Books, Holman became the assistant to literary agent Molly Friedrich. It was during this time that she began writing her first novel, A Stolen Tongue, a mystery set along the route of a fifteenth-century religious pilgrimage. The debut novel was published by Grove/Atlantic in 1997 and subsequently translated into thirteen languages. This was followed by the bestselling The Dress Lodger, named a New York Times Notable Book of the Year in 2000, and a nominee for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award.
After publishing a young adult title in 2002, Holman returned with The Mammoth Cheese in 2003, which was a finalist for the UK Orange Prize for Fiction. Her most recent novel is Witches on the Road Tonight, named a New York Times Editors' Choice and to the best fiction of 2011 lists of the Boston Globe and the Toronto The Globe and Mail. She is at work on a new novel involving a pediatric health worker in Eldoret, Kenya.
Holman is currently writing on Longmire for Warner Horizon Television, which premiered on Netflix in Fall, 2015. She served as a staff writer on Emerald City on NBC. The Crooked Road, her television adaptation of Witches on the Road Tonight, is in development by Universal Television.
She is a founding member of storytelling collective The Moth and serves on its curatorial board. Her stories have been featured on The Moth Podcast and the Peabody Award-winning Moth Radio Hour. Holman lives with her family in Brooklyn, New York.
- A Stolen Tongue (1997)
- The Dress Lodger (2000)
- The Mammoth Cheese (2003)
- Witches on the Road Tonight (2011)
- Children's literature
- Sondok: Princess of the Moon And Stars (2002)
- Selected Short Works
- "Sheri Holman: An Author's Pilgrimage" in Boldtype (February, 1998)
- "Letters from Exile: Styron's Havanas in Camelot" in The Barnes and Noble Review (June 9, 2008)
- "Rescue Mission" in The Secret Currency of Love: The Unabashed Truth About Women, Money, and Relationships (2009)
- "The Starvation Experiment" in Exotic Gothic 5, Vol. I (2013)
- "The Divide" in My First Novel: Tales of Woe and Glory (2013)
- Orange Prize for Fiction, Best Novel shortlist (2005): The Mammoth Cheese
- Shirley Jackson Award, Best Novel (2011): Witches on the Road Tonight
- Independent Publisher Book Award, Gold Medal, Literary Fiction (2011): Witches on the Road Tonight
- "The Quivering Pen". Archived from the original on 22 October 2015. Retrieved 6 February 2017.
- Publishers Weekly profile
- "Editors' Choice". The New York Times. 3 April 2011. Retrieved 6 February 2017.
- Best fiction books of 2011 Archived 2015-10-12 at the Wayback Machine.
- "The Globe 100: The very best books of 2011". Retrieved 6 February 2017.
- "Sally Test Pediatric Center -- a glimpse into the new novel". Archived from the original on 5 March 2016. Retrieved 6 February 2017.
- "PowderKeg Writers". 14 November 2011. Retrieved 6 February 2017.
- Staff, Hollywood.com (5 February 2015). "Emerald City - TV Series - 2016". Retrieved 6 February 2017.
- Celebrating 15 Years of The Moth Archived 2013-01-17 at the Wayback Machine.
- Fear & Its Monsters: An Interview with Sheri Holman
- "Orange Prize 2005 - Special Reports - guardian.co.uk Books". Retrieved 6 February 2017.
- "Independent Publisher: THE Voice of the Independent Publishing Industry". Retrieved 6 February 2017.
- Video of Rescue Mission (2009) performed by Sheri Holman at The Moth Manthropology: Stories About Men
- Video of Holman performing Between the Lines (2000) at The Moth Southern Stories series
- Audio of Holman performing in Something is Eternal: The Moth at Green-Wood Cemetery (2014)
- Sheri Holman official website
- Reading by Sheri Holman curated by The Moonlit Road
- Interview with Sheri Holman
- Article on Sheri Holman