Holden Sheppard

Best Books 2022

The Best Books of the Year: 2022

December 19, 2022

2022 has been a great year for settling in with a good book and escaping the world outside. We’ve reached that part of the year where we all start agonising over our ‘lists’  –best albums, best films, and of course best books.  We in the Books team have looked back over the year’s releases and […]

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Book Review: Adolescents reach breaking point in Holden Sheppard’s The Brink

August 18, 2022

Holden Sheppard‘s sophomore novel The Brink is a tension-filled, hormone-fuelled, no-holds-barred deep dive into a group of teenagers experiencing their first week of freedom from parents, teachers, and society. It’s told from the alternating perspectives of three of the group – Leonardo, Kaiya, and Mason – a car-load of WA school leavers who end up […]

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Interview: “I’m doing what I want from now on” Holden Sheppard on what inspired his new book The Brink

August 2, 2022

Holden Sheppard is the award-winning author of Invisible Boys (Fremantle Press, 2019), which was published to both critical and commercial success. It won the WA Premier’s Prize for an Emerging Writer, was shortlisted for the Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards and was named a Notable Book by the Children’s Book Council of Australia. Invisible Boys is […]

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Perth Festival’s 2020 Literature and Ideas program launches with a new curator and a minor revamp

January 18, 2020

Sisonke Msimang, the new curator for Perth Festival’s Literature and Ideas festival, delivered her full program for the late February event on Thursday night to an enthusiastic crowd at the Octagon Theatre. Her program, designed around the concepts of ‘Land, Money, Power, and Sex’ has been curated with a goal of inviting a new intake […]

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