Books by Noy Holland

Noy Holland is the author of THE SPECTACLE OF THE BODY (Knopf), which was nominated for a National Book Award. Her second collection of stories, WHAT BEGINS WITH BIRD, is forthcoming in September 2005, from Fiction Collective Two. Her stories have appeare


BIRD by Noy Holland
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 10, 2015

"An admirable tour de force of imagery and linguistic pyrotechnics, but the endless talk about passion eventually pours cold water over the initial fiery energy, turning a novel about heightened emotions into a trudge."
In this brief, fiercely erotic novel, a woman who appears enveloped in conventional domesticity clings to memories of the dangerously bohemian life she shared with her former lover. Read full book review >
WHAT BEGINS WITH BIRD by Noy Holland
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2005

"Risk-taking, ambitious prose: sometimes deeply affecting, sometimes merely affected."
Second collection of stories from National Book Award nominee Holland (The Spectacle of the Body, 1994). Read full book review >
THE SPECTACLE OF THE BODY by Noy Holland
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1994

"An intriguing new voice, at the moment a little too enamored of showy cadenzas and neglectful of basic melody."
Holland (Writing/Univ. of Florida) uses a fluttery and potent style in this debut collection of short stories, but she often indulges in excesses of imagery and language. Read full book review >