UNCG Campus Weekly

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Holly Goddard Jones

Photo of Holly Goddard JonesHolly Goddard Jones (English / MFA in Creative Writing) is the inaugural recipient of Transylvania University’s Judy Gaines Young Book Award, which honors a work from the Appalachian region. The selection also comes with a $2,000 cash prize. “The Next Time You See Me,” her debut novel, chronicles a woman’s disappearance in a rural Kentucky town and the secrets its residents are keeping. Jones, from Russellville, Ky., is an associate professor in the UNCG Creative Writing Program. She taught at Denison University and Murray State University before joining the UNCG faculty. Over the years, she has also taught workshops for the Reynolds Young Writers’ Workshop, the Sewanee Young Writers’ Conference, the Sewanee School of Letters, and Centre College. Her first book, a collection of short stories titled “Girl Trouble,” was published in 2009. She was a 2007 recipient of a Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers’ Award and she received the Hillsdale Award for Fiction from the Fellowship of Southern Writers in 2013. See her speak about this book.