Renowned author Holiday Reinhorn, hailing from Oregon, has gained widespread acclaim for her extraordinary collection of short stories, which have graced the pages of prestigious literary publications across the United States. Reinhorn’s fervor for the written word burgeoned in her formative years, and she diligently refined her craft while pursuing her studies at the esteemed University of Washington. Further nurturing her talent, she seized the opportunity to participate in a writing workshop at the esteemed University of Iowa.
She published many short stories over time before releasing a compilation of her works entitled Big Cats: Stories through Free Press publishers in July 2005. Their stories have also inspired a number of films. Additionally, Reinhorn is actively involved in various charities and is a respected writing teacher, having taught at several institutions including UCLA and LitReactor. She follows the Bahá’í Faith.
Holiday Reinhorn was born on March 12, 1964, in Portland, Oregon’s largest and most populous city. Holiday Reinhorn’s mother was a teacher while her father aspired to study dentistry. After graduating, he enlisted in the US Army and was stationed at Kuma Station in Japan. During her childhood, Reinhorn lived throughout Asia, including Hong Kong and Thailand.
In 1970, her family welcomed a younger brother before returning to the United States over the following twelve months. After graduating high school in 1983, Reinhorn began college in Boulder, Colorado, but dropped out after a year. She took a year off from college before going to the University of Washington in Seattle in 1985 to study acting.
In 1995, Reinhorn reignited her love of writing and attended the prestigious Iowa Writers Workshop at the University of Iowa – a respected creative writing program known for producing some of America’s finest writers. Eventually, she earned her Master in Fine Arts from UI.
Holiday Reinhorn Career
Reinhorn and actor Rainn Wilson moved to New York, where they both took part in theatrical productions. However, Reinhorn soon realized that acting was not her true passion. In 1999 she received a Carl Djerassi Fiction Fellowship from the University of Wisconsin, which offered financial support to writers so they could focus on their craft in hopes of success.
While in Wisconsin, Reinhorn wrote short stories that were later published in literary magazines such as Tin House, Ploughshares, Gulf Coast, Other Voices, and Northwest Review. Her debut book, Big Cats: Stories, was published by Free Press on July 6, 2005.
Holiday Reinhorn has received a Tobias Wolff Award for Fiction for her writing and nominations for both the Pushcart Prize and the anthology Best New American Voices. She adapted one of her shorter stories into a screenplay for the film Last Seen, which premiered in 2002, and another story inspired the making of a short film, PUSH, which was released in 2017.
Holiday Reinhorn social media
Holiday Reinhorn boasts a substantial following of more than 2,200 on Twitter and over 29.3K on Instagram. However, she does not use Facebook.
Holiday Reinhorn biography
|Real name||Holiday Reinhorn|
|birth date||March 12, 1964|
|Age (as of 2023)||59 years|
|Place of birth||Portland, Oregon, United States|
|University||University of Washington, University of Iowa|
|Height||in feet inches – 5 feet 6 inches – in centimeters – 168 cm|
|Weight||in kilograms – 61kg – in pounds – 134 pounds|
Holiday Reinhorn Family
|Is she lesbian?||NO|
|Who is Holiday Reinhorn’s husband?||Rainn Wilson|
|Children||Walter McKenzie Wilson|
Reinhorn and her husband, the artist Rainn Wilson, dated while they were students. They met while studying at the University of Washington. After graduating, they moved to New York, where Wilson completed his graduate studies at New York University.
On June 30, 1995, the couple tied the knot at a Bahai ritual on the Kalama River near Mount St. Helens in Washington. The couple are proud to be parents to son Walter McKenzie Wilson, who was born in 2004 after nearly a decade of marriage. Reinhorn is currently in a happy relationship with her husband and child.
Holiday Reinhorn fortune
In 2023, Holiday Reinhorn’s net worth is estimated to be around $300,000. She earns income from her writing career, earning between $24,000 and $103,000. In addition, she receives royalties for her novels, which also add to her earnings.