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Bruce Holsinger

Bruce Holsinger

Bruce Holsinger Biography

Bruce Holsinger is a fiction writer and literary scholar based in Charlottesville, Virginia, and the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship. He is the author of The Gifted School, to appear from Riverhead (Penguin Random House) in summer 2019; as well as A Burnable Book (2014) and The Invention of Fire (2015), award-winning historical novels published by William Morrow (HarperCollins). His essays and reviews have appeared in the New York Times, The New York Review of Books, the Washington Post, Slate, and many other publications. His work has been featured several times on NPR.

Since 2005 he has taught in the Department of English at the University of Virginia, where he specializes in medieval literature and modern critical thought and serves as editor of the quarterly journal New Literary History. His nonfiction books have won major awards from the Modern Language Association, the Medieval Academy of America, and the American Musicological Society, and his academic work has been supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Council of Learned Societies.

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