Creative Writing

Bruce Holsinger: The Displacements

Join us as we celebrate the release of Bruce Holsinger’s new novel, The Displacements.

Join us as we celebrate the release of Bruce Holsinger’s new novel, The Displacements. This in-person event will be cosponsored by WriterHouse and will be free and open to the public. We recommend arriving early for the best seating.

About the Book: In the wake of the world’s first Category 6 hurricane, members of an affluent family must travel hundreds of miles to a FEMA megashelter, where their new community includes an insurance-agent-turned-drug dealer, a group of vulnerable children, and a dedicated relief worker trying to keep the peace. Will “normal” ever return? A suspenseful read plotted on a vast national tapestry, The Displacements thrillingly explores what happens when privilege is lost and resilience is tested in a swiftly changing world.

About the Author: Bruce Holsinger, a novelist and literary scholar, is the author most recently of The Gifted School, which won the Colorado Book Award and was named a best book of 2019 by NPR. His essays have appeared in The New York Times, the New York Review of BooksVanity Fair, and many other publications. He teaches in the English Department at UVA and is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship. The Displacements is his fourth novel.