Sheri Holman grew up outside of Richmond, Virginia and attended the College of William and Mary where she majored in Theatre. After a few years acting professionally, she made the move to publishing, as the assistant to literary agent Molly Friedrich.
A Stolen Tongue, her first novel, was published by Grove/Atlantic in 1997 and was translated into thirteen languages. The Dress Lodger, also from Grove/Atlantic followed in 2000, and was a national bestseller. It was named a New York Times Notable Book of the Year, one of the New York Public Library’s Books to Remember, and was long-listed for an Dublin IMPAC award. The Mammoth Cheese, her third adult novel, was named a Publisher’s Weekly and San Francisco Chronicle Book of the Year and was shortlisted for the UK’s Orange Prize.
Her latest novel, Witches on the Road Tonight was a NYTBR Editor’s Choice, the recipient of the Independent Publisher’s Gold Medal for Literary Fiction, winner of the 2011 Shirley Jackson Award for Best Novel, and named a Book of the Year by the Boston Globe, the Toronto Globe and Mail, and PopMatters. She adapted that novel into a television pilot with NBCUniversal as “The Crooked Road.”
Sheri is currently Executive Producer on Mrs. American Pie (Apple +) starring Kristen Wiig, Laura Dern, and Carol Burnett. Prior to that, she was Co-Executive Producer on George & Tammy, a limited series centered on the tumultuous love affair between country legends George Jones and Tammy Wynette, starring Jessica Chastain and Michael Shannon. She has written and produced on Filthy Rich starring Kim Cattrall, National Geographic’s limited series, Barkskins, based on Annie Proulx’s acclaimed novel, and Netflix Original series, Longmire. Sheri is a founding member of The Moth, and her stories can be heard on the Peabody Award winning Moth Radio Hour and Podcast. Her story, “Eat the Day” has been optioned by Bobby and Kristen Lopez for development as a musical. She lives with her family in Brooklyn.