Bruce Holsinger is a novelist and literary scholar based in Charlottesville, Virginia, and the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship. He is the author of The Gifted School (Riverhead Books, 2019), in development as a TV series with NBC/Universal Television; as well as A Burnable Book (2014) and The Invention of Fire (2015), award-winning historical novels published by William Morrow (HarperCollins). His essays and reviews have appeared in The New York Times, The New York Review of Books, Vanity Fair, The Washington Post, Slate, and many other publications. His work has been featured several times on NPR (click here to listen to his interview with Robin Young of Here & Now and here for a recent interview about The Gifted School and the college admissions scandal with Renee Montagne of Weekend Edition).
Since 2005 he has taught in the Department of English at the University of Virginia, where he specializes in medieval literature and modern critical thought and serves as editor of the quarterly journal New Literary History. His nonfiction books have won major awards from the Modern Language Association, the Medieval Academy of America, and the American Musicological Society, and his academic work has been supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Council of Learned Societies.
Bruce is represented by Helen Heller of the Helen Heller Agency. For inquiries about publicity and appearances, please contact Shailyn Tavella, senior publicist at Riverhead Books.