Jeremy Holt reimagines the iconic story of American culture in order to better reflect America as it is today.
Holt’s Gatsby The iconic F Scott Fitzgerald book is given a new twist in this modern adaptation. The Great GatsbyHolt says that they have a deep appreciation of the source material, despite only discovering it later in life. Holt says they are deeply appreciative of the source material even though they only discovered it much later in their lives. The two were “pleasantly surprised by how current it felt, despite it being almost 100-years old.”
Jeremy Holt’s ‘Gatsby” Writer on Queer Literature
They tell Sonia Baghdady, “A lot of these relationships and plot changes were necessary because I changed the characters to make them more relatable for teenagers.” Advocate Now. “But I wanted make sure that I reached those major milestones.”
Holt places a high value on representation, in particular as a Korean adopted child raised by Whites. It took them some time to develop their identities, but they feel that their writing has improved.
“I’ve always considered myself white, but that changed in 2017, when I happened to read Gatsby. I also stopped writing about white male characters at that point.