Richard Holeton

Fiction Writer

Montara, CA
California US

Author's Bio

Richard Holeton is author of the hypertext novel Figurski at Findhorn on Acid, widely exhibited electronic and multimedia literature, and fiction, experimental poetry, or hybrid work in Indiana Review, Mississippi Review, ZYZZYVA, Vassar Review, and Forklift, Ohio, among other journals. His awards include fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, MacDowell, the Brown Foundation, and the California Arts Council. A former teacher and administrator at Stanford University and Assistant Vice Provost for Learning Environments, Emeritus, he lives on the coast near Half Moon Bay, California. More information is available at

Publications & Prizes

8th Annual Writer's Digest Competition Collection (, 2008)
The Fish Anthology 2007 (Fish Publishing, 2007)
The Electronic Literature Collection, Volume 1 (Electronic Literature Organization, 2006)
Figurski at Findhorn on Acid (Eastgate Systems, 2001)
Black Ice
Cult Magazine
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Five Fingers Review
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Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy
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Mississippi Review
Open: Journal of Arts & Letters
Tattoo Highway
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Prizes won: 
  • Brown Foundation Fellow (Dora Maar House Fellowship, 2015)
  • MacDowell Fellow (Michael Chabon and Ayelet Waldman Fellowship, 2014)
  • NEA Fellow (National Endowment for the Arts Creative Writing Fellowship, 2012
  • Artists Fellowship in Fiction (California Arts Council, 1989)
  • Transatlantic Review Award (Henfield Foundation, 1986)

Personal Favorites

Favorite authors: 
Laurence Sterne, Vladimir Nabokov, Samuel Beckett

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Orange, NJ
New Jersey
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Bellevue, WA
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Last update: Nov 10, 2022