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Isabelle Christian Holland, Swiss, American writer. Member Poets, Playwrights, Editors, Essayists and Novelists association, Authors Guild, Cosmopolitan Club (New York City).

Background

Holland, Isabelle Christian was born on June 16, 1920 in Basel, Switzerland. Daughter of Philip Edgar and Corabelle (Anderson) Holland.

Education

She attended Tulane University and also was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta.

Career

She wrote gothic novels, adult mysteries, romantic thrillers and many books for children and young adults. Due to the war, she moved to the United States in 1940. She wrote over 50 books and was still working at the time of her death at age 81 in New York City.

Holland's books for children and young adults tackled a variety of difficult and/or controversial topics—death, rape, incest, teen pregnancy, sexual abuse, and homosexuality. Her literary archives are in the de Grummond Children's Literature Collection at the University of Southern Mississippi and the Kerlan Collection of Children's Literature at the University of Minnesota. Two of her novels have been made into movies:Bump in the Night (1991)The Man Without a Face (1993)These novels deal with issues or allegations of pedophilia.

Works

Membership

Member Poets, Playwrights, Editors, Essayists and Novelists association, Authors Guild, Cosmopolitan Club (New York City).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocation: cats.

Connections

father:
Philip Edgar Holland

mother:
Corabelle (Anderson) Holland