Erika Holzer: The Independent Institute

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Erika Holzer
Erika Holzer

Erica Holzer (19?? – 2019) was a best-selling novelist who was educated at Cornell University and received her J.D. from New York University School of Law.

Her non-fiction books include Aid and Comfort: Jane Fonda in North Vietnam (with Henry Mark Holzer); Fake Warriors: Identifying, Exposing, and Punishing Those Who Falsify Their Military Service (with Henry Mark Holzer); and Ayn Rand: My Fiction-writing Teacher. Her novels include the Prometheus Award-winning Double Crossing, Freedom Bridge and Eye for an Eye, the latter of which Paramount Pictures released in a film adaptation directed by John Schlesinger and starring Sally Field and Kiefer Sutherland.

Ms. Holzer was one of three lawyers representing Walter Polovchak, the 12-year-old defector whose six-year court battle against his parents’ efforts to forcibly return him to the then Soviet Union culminated in his becoming an American citizen. She has been co-chairman (with Mary Higgins Clark) of the Fourth International Congress of Crime Writers, Senior Editor of Verdict Magazine and Associate Editor of The Section 7201 Report. Her articles and reviews have appeared in Brooklyn Law Review, New York Law Journal, New York University Law Review, Patent Trader, and other journals, as well as in such publications as the Daily Oklahoman, New York Post, The Union Leader, Washington Times, and The Wall Street Journal.