Hollie is an award-winning poet, writer and performer.
She is the Sunday Times bestselling author of Slug (and other things I’ve been told to hate) and won the Ted Hughes award for new work in poetry with her poetry and parenting memoir Nobody Told Me. She has two further poetry collections, Plum and Cherry Pie, one modern adaptation of the ancient Greek tragedy Antigone and alongside fellow poet Sabrina Mahfouz, co-wrote Offside, a play relating the history of UK women’s football. She loves writing and her live readings are not to be missed.
Expect strong language. Babes in arms welcome.
“One of the best poets we have” – Matt Haig
“Utterly fearless: an essential voice for our times” – Musa Okwonga
“like Pam Ayres on acid” – Lemn Sissay
“Her writing is sublime” – Ellie Taylor
“I discovered Hollie when I wandered into a performance tent at Port Elliot festival because I heard a crowd ROARING with laughter, and there she was in front of them all, reading her poetry. Her Slug book is one of the ‘NEVER TO BE MOVED’ books on my bedside table. Don’t miss! “
– Shaparak Khorsandi
“Rubbish” – The Telegraph
“Your pasta is better than Bella Italia’s” – Hollie’s Daughter’s Friend