Scott C. Holstad
Scott C. Holstad is the author/editor of roughly 30+ print books (one, "Places," was nominated for a Pulitzer), as well as a contributor to some 20-30 more. He has published in many different areas such as poetry, technology, scholarly research, foreign affairs, nonfiction, etc. His work has appeared in thousands of print publications in at least 19 languages over 35 years. He studied English Lit, tech writing, creative writing, computer science, computer engineering, law, political science, software engineering, history, electrical engineering and is an alumnus of the University of Tennessee, California State University Long Beach, UCLA & Queens University of Charlotte, including a terminal degree. A polymath with diverse interests, he likes research (hated teaching), hockey, collecting rare vinyl, select artwork, custom/customized knives/tools, custom designed & built high-end computers & books personally autographed to him by their authors, ranging from largely unknown authors to world famous authors. Among his favorites are those autographed to him by Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Diane di Prima, Gerald Locklin, Edward Field, William Burroughs & Charles Bukowski. Now retired, he stays as active as possible engaged in geopolitical analysis with an East Asian emphasis & as a member of The Royal United Services Institute for Defence & Security Studies (RUSI), Arendt Scholar with The Hannah Arendt Center for Politics & Humanities, active sponsor of the Cato Institute, Researcher/Member with International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP) & Researcher with the American Academy of Neurology (AAN). He has been a member of the Authors Guild since 1993.
Awards and Recognition
- Places (Sterling House, 1995) nominated for Pulitzer Prize in Literature
Press and Media Mentions
- An introduction to Scott C. Holstad to readers of Finnish magazine Rendezvou'ssa, about to begin publishing his work and publishing a second edition of one of his earlier books originally published in Finland. URL displays side-by-side rending of the Finnish article on Holstad with an English translation by Holstad
- Interview/Article with Scott C. Holstad: “A Poet Day to Day.“
- "Pulitzer Prize nominee visits ‘Places’ in personal history"