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Named by the Edmonton Journal’s Books Editor as among “the most fearless and original Canadian work of the new year,” Cynthia Holz’s latest novel, Benevolence, is published in hardcover, paperback and electronic editions by Knopf/Random House Canada. NOW Magazine calls her book a “beautiful combination of tension and tenderness.”

Click here to read an article from The Chronicle Herald about the theme of altruism in Benevolence.

Click here to read an Author Interview with Cynthia.

Click here to hear Cynthia talking about Benevolence on YouTube.

Cynthia is currently writing personal essays, several of which have been published online or in print:

"My First Job" in Numéro Cinq, May 2017, <>
"Open Coffins" in EVENT, winter 2018
"Here" in Grain, summer 2018
"Conversations with Myself" in Canadian Notes & Queries, Issue #104, spring 2019
"Out of the Bronx" in Canadian Notes & Queries, Issue #107, spring/summer 2020