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John W. Holman


Ph.D., University of Southern Mississippi, 1983


Creative Writing, Fiction


Dr. Holman is the author of a short story collection, Squabble and Other Stories, and a novel,Luminous Mysteries. His stories also have appeared in such publications as The New Yorker,Mississippi ReviewCrescent ReviewApalachee QuarterlyCarolina QuarterlyOxford American,and Alabama Literary Review. His work has also appeared in various anthologies. He also has written on issues related to the teaching of creative writing.

Dr. Holman has received grants and awards for his writing from the Winston-Salem Arts Council, the North Carolina Cultural Arts Coalition, the University of South Florida Research and Creative Scholarship Fund, and the Mrs. Giles Whiting Foundation.

At Georgia State University, Dr. Holman teaches graduate and undergraduate fiction writing. He is frequently invited to speak and read his fiction at other universities, literary workshops, and professional conferences. His hosts have included The Brockport Writers’ Forum, The Manhattan Theater Club, and the Florida Suncoast Writers’ Conference.


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Luminous Mysteries. New York: Harcourt-Brace, 1998.
Squabble and Other Stories. New York: Ticknor and Fields, 1990.

“Cross-Cultural Concerns in the Classroom.” AWP Chronicle (February 1992): 1-3.