Travis Holland wins VCU Cabell First Novelist Award
PR via Tom Gresham
VCU Communications and Public Relations
Travis Holland has won the VCU Cabell First Novelist Award honoring the best debut novel published in 2007 for The Archivist’s Story, his tale of a prison archivist in the Soviet Union shortly before World War II.
Holland will receive the award at the First Novelist Festival at Virginia Commonwealth University this November. Holland, a Michigan resident whose short stories have appeared in Glimmer Train, Five Points and Ploughshares, was one of three finalists for the prize, which is now in its seventh year. The other finalists were Jesse Ball for Samedi the Deafness and Joshua Harmon for Quinnehtukqut.
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