Holiday Reinhorn's Big Cats -- her debut collection of award-winning short stories -- is generating a veritable lion's roar of buzz -- and heralding its author as a major new talent in the literary jungle.
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Van Nuys, California
Date of Birth:
March 12, 1964
Place of Birth:
University of Colorado, 1982-1983; University of Washington, Seattle, 1984-1988; Iowa Writers’ Workshop, 1996-1998
Tobias Wolff Award for Fiction, 1997
Holiday Reinhorn's official web site
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|Big Cats: Stories|
Marilynne Robinson, author of Gilead, on Reinhorn's debut short story collection: "Big Cats is vivid, witty and very fresh. There is a deep strength in it, a gravity of vision that manifests itself in lyricism and in a striking narrative freedom. It is generous fiction, which seems to feel its powers, to enjoy itself in the reach of its generosity. It conjures a palpable world in striking language, always cordial to the reader, never false, flat or borrowed."
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|"I worked on the stories in Big Cats for about eight years," Reinhorn reveals in our exclusive interview. "One of the stories was rejected from over 75 magazines in sometimes hilarious ways that I came to enjoy. One rejection came on a post-it note that had 'SORRY, DUDE' written on it in crayon. I love it and keep it in my desk. It's like a note from a sweetheart that always re-inspires me."|