Tatiana Hollier

Tatiana Hollier is a writer based in New York. She is working on a biography of Enheduanna—the Sumerian poet, priestess, and the world’s earliest known author—forthcoming from Viking Books. There are few things she loves more than discussing the beauty of Mesopotamian literature, the creative possibilities of biography, and the lives of women in the ancient world. She graduated from Brown University with a degree in Linguistics and is currently pursuing a Masters in Fine Arts at Columbia University. 

Selected Work
“In the Beginning,” Finalist for the Black Warrior Review Flash Prize

“I Am the Ornament of the Sky,” Finalist for the Susan Atefat Prize, forthcoming from Arts & Letters 

“Enheduanna’s Brutal Muse,”  The New York Review of Books

“She Measures the Heavens and Outlines the Earth,” Lapham’s Quarterly

“On Translating the World’s First Author: A Conversation with Sophus Helle,” Columbia Journal

“Breathing in Sumerian,” Oxonian Review

“Dying Star,” Shortlisted for the Robert J. DeMott Short Prose Contest, Quarter After Eight

“A Visitation,” New Limestone Review

“What Not to Do When Examining an Ancient Portrait,” Solar Journal

“Catastrophic Weather,” Mitos Magazin

“Teenage Nightmare,” Cake Zine

“The Scourge of Himpathy,” The Los Angeles Review of Books

Visiting Speaker & Grants
Recepient of Columbia University’s Dean Project Grant 

Visiting Speaker at Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), “Enheduanna and the Possibilities of Biography”

Visiting Speaker at Brown University, “Goddess of Paradox: Inanna/Ishtar”

Represented by Mackenzie Brady Watson at Stuart Krichevsky Literary Agency

︎ tatiana.e.hollier@gmail.com
︎ @TatianaHollier

Pictured: Female worshiper, Mesopotamia, c. 2400 BCE. © The British Museum.