Bruce Holsinger is a novelist, literary scholar, and editor of New Literary History. He has written or edited eleven books, including four novels, most recently The Displacements and The Gifted School, which won the Colorado Book Award. His essays have appeared in The New York Times, Vanity Fair, the New York Review of Books, and many other publications. He chairs the board of WriterHouse, a nonprofit in Charlottesville, Virginia that serves the local literary community. Linden Kent Memorial Professor of English at the University of Virginia, he is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship.