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Hollie McNish

Hollie loves writing. She is based between Cambridge and Glasgow and has published five collections of poetry and memoir – Papers, Cherry Pie, Plum, Nobody Told Me - of which The Scotsman stated ‘The World Needs this Book’. Her most recent work Slug...and other things I’ve been told to hate covers topics from grief to otters, grandmothers to masturbation and body image and is a Sunday Times bestseller. With fellow poet Sabrina Mahfouz, Hollie co-wrote Offside, a play about the history of UK women’s football and she has just completed a modern re-imagining of Sophocles’ Greek Tragedy Antigone.

Hollie is a fan of online readings and accessibility and has a large online following, her poems having garnered millions of views worldwide. She is the first poet to have recorded an album at Abbey Road Studios, London and tours extensively. Her poetry has been translated into German, Spanish, Hungarian, Polish, Japanese and French. She reads in English, French and German.