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Sheri Holman (born 1966) is an American novelist and screenwriter. She is the author of Sŏndŏk: Princess of the Moon and Stars, an entry in The Royal Diaries series.


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Holman was born in Hanover County, Virginia. Following graduation from The College of William & Mary in 1988 with a degree in theatre, she moved to New York. Afterward, Holman transitioned from acting into various positions in the publishing industry.

While working as an assistant to literary agent Molly Friedrich, Holman began working on her first novel, A Stolen Tongue. The novel was published by Grove/Atlantic in 1997 and subsequently translated into thirteen languages. Her next novel, The Dress Lodger, was named a New York Times Notable Book of the Year in 2000, and a nominee for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. Her book, The Mammoth Cheese, was a finalist for the UK Orange Prize for Fiction, and Witches on the Road Tonight was named a New York Times Editors' Choice, and to the best fiction of 2011 lists of the Boston Globe and the Toronto The Globe and Mail.

Holman is also a writer-producer for an upcoming Fox 21 Television Studios/National Geographic Channel series based on the Annie Proulx novel Barkskins. She spent three seasons writing on Longmire for Warner Horizon Television, which premiered on Netflix in Fall, 2015. Holman served as a staff writer on Emerald City on NBC.

Holman teaches in the Goldberg Department of Dramatic Writing at NYU Tisch and is a founding member of the storytelling collective The Moth and serves on its curatorial board. Her stories have been featured on The Moth Podcast and the Peabody Award-winning Moth Radio Hour.

Holman lives with her family in Brooklyn, New York.


The Royal Diaries[]

Selected works[]

  • A Stolen Tongue (1997)
  • The Dress Lodger (2000)
  • The Mammoth Cheese (2003)
  • Witches on the Road Tonight (2011)


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