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Elliott Holt

Elliott Holt is an American fiction writer and former ad copywriter. In 2013, she published You Are One of Them, a novel based on the true story of Samantha Smith.

Holt attended Kenyon College as an undergraduate, where she "credits her experiences at Kenyon as a drama major with honing her fiction-writing skills." She then went on to pursue her MFA at Brooklyn College, where she studied with professors such as Michael Cunningham, and received the Hiram Brown award.

Holt won a 2011 Pushcart Prize for her story "Fem Care" and was the runner-up of the 2011 PEN Emerging Writers Award for her story "The Norwegians." She was also part of Twitter's 2012 #twitterfiction festival.

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