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Holden Sheppard is an award-winning West Australian author. His novel Invisible Boys (Fremantle Press, 2019) won multiple accolades, including the 2019 Western Australian Premier’s Prize for an Emerging Writer. In 2020, it was shortlisted for the Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards and named a Notable Book by the Children’s Book Council of Australia. The novel is now in development as a TV series.

Holden’s second novel The Brink will be published by Text Publishing in August 2022. His writing has been published in WA Today, 10 Daily, Griffith Review, the Huffington Post, Westerly, and other journals, books and anthologies. Holden graduated with Honours from Edith Cowan University’s Writing program and won a prestigious Australia Council grant in 2015. He is Deputy Chair of Writing WA.

When he’s not writing, Holden works out at the gym and plays footy. He lives in Perth with his husband.

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