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 (Grove/Atlantic 2003) was her third adult novel, and was short-listed for the UK's Orange Prize. Sheri has also written a novel for children, Sondok: Princess of the Moon and Stars (Scholastic, 2002), and with Jungsoo Kim, won the Daesan Foundation Translation Prize for "The Sobbing Drum of Nakrang: Plays of Inhoon Choi."
Sheri is currently at work on her fourth novel, a multi-generational ghost story which examines the suicidal impulse at the heart of our country's love affair with fear.
Sheri is a founding member and currently serves on the curatorial board of The Moth. She and her family live in Brooklyn, New York.