Dr. Brittany Cavallaro

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

Associate Editor, Bull City Press


Ph.D, English literature, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee; M.F.A., creative writing, University of Wisconsin-Madison; B.A., American literature (magna cum laude), Middlebury College; high school diploma, creative writing, Interlochen Arts Academy

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

A graduate of Interlochen Arts Academy, Cavallaro received her Master of Fine Arts in Poetry from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she founded the literary journal Devil’s Lake. Cavallaro received her Ph.D. in English Literature and Creative Writing from 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, and her most recent collection "Unhistorical" (University of Akron Press) was released in 2019. 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.