Holly LeCraw was born in Atlanta and grew up working in her father’s bookstore, the late, great Oxford Books. Her first novel,  The Swimming Pool, was named a Top Debut by Kirkus, a “Best Book of Summer” by The Daily Beast and Good Morning America and a “Heather’s Pick” in Canada, and has been published around the world in several languages and alphabets. Her new book, The Half Brother, was called “one of the finest school-set novels in recent memory,” by The Millions; “profound, elegant, understated,” by Booklist; and “irresistible,” by BookPage. LeCraw, a Pushcart Prize nominee, received degrees in English from Duke and Tufts, and has published essays and short fiction in Post Road, Writer’s Digest, The Believer, The Drum, Necessary Fiction, and various anthologies. She lives in Newton with her husband and three children.