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Cynthia Holz

Photo: Eric Weiner 2010

Cynthia Holz is the author of five novels and a collection of short stories. She was born and raised in New York City and came to Toronto in 1976 as the Canadian correspondent for Business Week magazine. Her fiction has been published in numerous literary journals and anthologies; as well, her essays and book reviews have appeared in The Globe and Mail, The Ottawa Citizen, Quill & Quire, and The National Post.

She was Writer-in-Residence for the Toronto Public Library in 1999 and taught creative writing at Ryerson University in Toronto for nearly twenty years. She has also been a mentor for emerging Toronto writers in Diaspora Dialogues' Long Form Mentoring Program. She lives in Toronto and her website is

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Home Again. Toronto: Random House, 1989.
Onlyville. Erin, ON: The Porcupine's Quill, 1994.
The Other Side. Toronto: Second Story Press, 1997.
Semi-detached. Toronto: Key Porter; England: Piatkus Publishers, 1999; 2000
A Good Man. Toronto: Thomas Allen, 2003.
Benevolence. Knopf Canada; Vintage Canada, 2011; 2012
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