Brittany Cavallaro

Instructor of Creative Writing, Interlochen Arts Academy; Faculty, Interlochen Novel Writing Institute


M.F.A., creative writing, University of Wisconsin-Madison; B.A., American literature (magna cum laude), Middlebury College; Interlochen Arts Academy alumna

Brittany Cavallaro is the New York Times best-selling author of the Charlotte Holmes novels, including “A Study in Charlotte,” “The Last of August” and “The Case for Jamie” (Katherine Tegen/HarperCollins).

A graduate of Interlochen Arts Academy, Cavallaro received her Masters of Fine Arts in Poetry from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she founded the literary journal Devil’s Lake. Cavallaro is currently a Ph.D. candidate in English Literature and Creative Writing at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

In addition to her fiction work, Cavallaro is also an accomplished poet; her debut collection “Girl-King” (University of Akron Press, 2015) was the Editor’s Choice for the 2013 Akron Poetry Prize. Her poems have also appeared in AGNI, Tin House, Southern Review, the Best New Poets anthology, and elsewhere.

Her awards include a fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Vermont Studio Center, as well as scholarships from the Bread Loaf Writers Conference. She is an associate editor at Bull City Press.