HOLLARS, B. J., 1984-


Writer; university professor of creative writing. Born–May 25, 1984, Fort Wayne, Indiana. Married; children–one.  Education– B.A., Knox College; M. F. A., University of Alabama, 2010.  Associate professor of creative writing, University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire. Founder and executive director, Chippewa Valley Writers Guild.  Society of Midland Authors Award for Adult Nonfiction, 2012. Blei/Derleth Nonfiction Award, 2014.


Contemporary Authors online.


Dispatches from the Drownings.  Breakaway Books, 2014.

From the Mouths of Dogs:  What Our Pets Teach us about Life, Death, and Being Human. University of Nebraska Press, 2015.

Opening the Doors:  The Desegregation of the University of Alabama and the Fight for Civil Rights in Tuscaloosa.  University of Alabama Press, 2013.

The Road South: Personal Stories of the Freedom Riders. Tuscaloosa:  University of Alabama Press,  2018.

Sightings: Stories.  University of Indiana Press, 2013.

Thirteen Loops; Race, Violence, and the Last Lynching in America.  University of Alabama Press, 2012.

This is only a Test.  Breakaway books, 2015.


Blurring the Boundaries:  Explorations to the Fringes of Nonfiction.  University of Nebraska Press, 2013.

Monsters:  A Collection of Literary Sightings.  Pressgang, 2012.

You Must Be this Tall to Ride.  Writers Digest Books, 2009.