short fiction has appeared in the
Kenyon Review, Guernica, and Bellevue Literary
Review. She won a 2011 Pushcart Prize and was the runner-up for the 2011
PEN Emerging Writers Award. A graduate of the MFA program at Brooklyn College,
where she won the Himan Brown Award, Holt has received fellowships from the
Sewanee Writers’ Conference, the Tin House Summer Writer’s Workshop, and Yaddo.
She is a former contributing editor at One Story magazine and
a former copywriter, having worked at advertising agencies in Moscow, London,
and New York. She currently resides in her hometown of Washington, DC.