Charles Holdefer’s novel, The Contractor,
about an American black site and the use of torture in the “War on Terror,” was an American Bookseller’s Association “Book Sense Pick.” His next novel, Back in the Game
, will be published in 2012.
His short fiction has appeared in The New England Review, The North American Review, Southern Humanities Review
, and other magazines. He also writes criticism on poetry and cultural issues, which has appeared in The Antioch Review
and World Literature Today
. He was co-editor, with Andrew McKeown, of Philip Larkin and the Poetics of Resistance
Mr. Holdefer grew up in the Midwest and has spent much of the last two decades in Europe. He is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and the Sorbonne. He teaches in the English department of the University of Poitiers, France, and he currently resides in Brussels, Belgium. He is an avid runner and spends much of his time reading and writing on trains.
Find more information and links to interviews and recent work at www.charlesholdefer.com