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Holden Sheppard

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Holden Sheppard is an award-winning author born and bred in Geraldton, Western Australia. His debut novel Invisible Boys (Fremantle Press) was published in 2019 to both critical and commercial success. Invisible Boys has won multiple accolades including the 2019 West Australian Premier's Prize for an Emerging Writer, the 2018 City of Fremantle Hungerford Award and the 2019 Kathleen Mitchell Award.

In 2020, Invisible Boys was shortlisted for both the Victorian Premier's Literary Awards and was named as a Notable Book by the Children's Book Council of Australia. The novel is currently in development as a television series.

Holden's novella Poster Boy was a winner of the nationwide Novella Project competition in 2018. His writing has been publi
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Holden Sheppard G'day Lewis. Congrats on becoming a writer, too. No, I can't say I've ever hated Gero, to be honest! I always had huge affection for the town, even th…moreG'day Lewis. Congrats on becoming a writer, too. No, I can't say I've ever hated Gero, to be honest! I always had huge affection for the town, even though I moved to the big smoke once I was old enough to. It wasn't easy for me growing up gay and closeted there but the town itself is beautiful and I love the vibe, the people, the laid back essence of it all. I do think growing up in a small town made me hungrier and more dogged to chase my dreams, because it seems implausible that a Gero boy would ever make it as an author - so it drove me to work exceptionally hard to make it come true! :)(less)
Holden Sheppard You get to do what you love all the time. Regardless of whether you've been paid an advance or some tiny trickle of royalties or nothing at all, the m…moreYou get to do what you love all the time. Regardless of whether you've been paid an advance or some tiny trickle of royalties or nothing at all, the most rewarding part is creating universes and people and calling it work. (less)
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LONDON (2006)

LONDON (2006)

London, baby: the time has come. Time to unplug and taste the mud. Time to decant my father’s blood. Ghosted concrete columns hold up the Hyde Park hostel. My Globe skate shoes stick to the Fosters-stained carpet, everything smells like Ramen, the chipped toilet door doesn’t lock. It’s perfect. My back is beaded in English summer sweat and unwashed Europeans consume me in the corridor

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Such a brilliant compilation of insights from outsiders (including myself) from a broad range of backgrounds, including the arts, sports, business and more. A fascinating look at what motivates people to chase their dreams. Bravo Glennys!
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