Holmes, Edward (1910 - )

Genre: Non-Fiction - Scholarly, Short Stories

Ted Holmes (September 27, 1910) was born in Montclair, New Jersey and has been a Maine resident since 1939. His received his undergraduate degree from Dartmouth College and his doctorate in from Brown University. He is professor emeritus of the University of Maine where he taught English until the age of 85. Holmes' novel and short stories are set in small town coastal Maine. Prior to teaching he was a lobster trucker, clam digger, schooner first mate and fishing coop organizer. These experiences provided firsthand knowledge of the traditional fishing communities that would fill his writing. The town office of Prospect presented the Boston Post Cane to Professor Holmes in April 2010.

Selected Bibliography

  • Driftwood: Maine Stories (1972)
  • A Part of the Main; Short Stories of the Maine Coast (1973)
  • Mostly Maine: Short Stories and Other Writings (1977)
  • Two If By Sea: a Novel (1994)

Stories also published in - An Anthology of Maine Literature (1982) - Maine Speaks (1989) - The Maine Reader (1991) - The Quotable Moose (1994),