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Cynthia Holz

Cynthia Holz

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 a Canadian correspondent for Business Week magazine. Her fiction has been published in numerous literary journals and anthologies, and her essays, blogs and book reviews have appeared in The Globe and Mail, The Ottawa Citizen, Quill & Quire, and The National Post. Two recent essays have been published in Canadian Notes and Queries, with others in Grain, Event, and Numero Cinq.

She has been a Writer-in-Residence for the Toronto Public Library and taught creative writing at Ryerson University for twenty years. She has also been a mentor for emerging Toronto writers in Diaspora Dialogues' mentoring programs. She lives in Toronto and her website is



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