John W. Holman

John Holman is the author of a short story collection, Squabble and Other Stories, and a novel, Luminous Mysteries. His written work has also appeared in various anthologies and such publications as The New Yorker, Mississippi Review, Crescent Review, Appalachee Quarterly, Carolina Quarterly, Oxford American and Alabama Literary Review. He also has written on issues related to the teaching of creative writing.

Holman has received grants and awards for his writing from the Winston-Salem Arts Council, the North Carolina Cultural Arts Coalition, the Mrs. Giles Whiting Foundation and the University of South Florida Research and Creative Scholarship Fund.

At Georgia State University, Holman teaches graduate and undergraduate fiction writing. He is frequently invited to speak and read his fiction at other universities, literary workshops and professional conferences. His hosts have included The Brockport Writers’ Forum, The Manhattan Theater Club and the Florida Suncoast Writers’ Conference.



Atlanta Noir

This much-anticipated and long-overdue installment in Akashic's Noir Series reveals many sides of Atlanta only known to its residents.

Brand-new stories by: Tananarive Due, Kenji Jasper, Tayari Jones, Dallas Hudgens, Jim Grimsley, Brandon Massey, Jennifer Harlow, Sheri Joseph, Alesia Parker, Gillian Royes, Anthony Grooms, John Holman, Daniel Black, and David James Poissant.

Atlanta is one of America’s most dynamic and fastest-growing cities, with an increasingly diverse population. This volume honors the city’s transformation—albeit in a chilling manner—with a highly talented crew of contributors who know the city inside and out.