About Holly LeCraw

IMG_6585 2Holly LeCraw was born in Atlanta and grew up working in her father’s bookstore, the late, great Oxford Books. She is the author of THE SWIMMING POOL, a 2010 Top Debut (Kirkus), Best Book of Summer (Daily Beast and Good Morning America), and Heather’s Pick in Canada (Chapters-Indigo); it was also published in Germany, Greece and Israel.

Her new book, THE HALF BROTHER, was published in the U.S. and Canada in February, 2015. It has been called “one of the finest school-set novels in recent memory,” by The Millions; “irresistible,” by BookPage; and “profound, elegant, understated,” by Booklist, in a starred review.

During the 2016 Presidential Primary she was also the co-founder, with Marie Myung-Ok Lee, of Writers for Bernie.

Holly’s work has appeared in Post Road, Writer’s Digest, The Millions, Image, The Drum, The Believer, Necessary Fiction, and various anthologies, and has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. She holds degrees in English from Duke and Tufts. Although she’ll always be a southerner, she now lives outside Boston with her husband and three children.