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Elizabeth Shelburne

HOLDING ON TO NOTHING
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Elizabeth Chiles Shelburne grew up reading, writing, and shooting in East Tennessee. After graduating from Amherst College, she worked at The Atlantic Monthly. Her nonfiction work has been published in The Atlantic Monthly, Boston Globe, and Globalpost, among others and her short fiction has appeared in The Broad River Review and Barren Magazine. Her essay on how killing a deer made her a feminist was published in Click! When We Knew We Were Feminists, edited by Courtney E. Martin and J. Courtney Sullivan. She is a graduate of GrubStreet’s Novel Incubator. She lives outside Boston with her husband and four children. Her debut novel Holding On To Nothing (Blair, October of 2019) has been named one of the most anticipated books of the fall by The Millions, The Week and Writer Magazine.