When Holden Sheppard discovered that feelings – especially painful ones – weren’t something boys were supposed to talk about, he began to write his down instead.
Twenty years later, the boy from Geraldton, Western Australia is now a multi-award winning author.
His debut novel Invisible Boys (Fremantle Press, 2019) was published to widespread critical acclaim and won several accolades including the 2019 West Australian Premier's Prize for an Emerging Writer and the 2018 City of Fremantle Hungerford Award.
Sales of Invisible Boys exceeded expectations and the book went into a second print run after just one week on sale.
Holden is currently working on his next two novels. He is represented by Gaby Naher of Left Bank Literary.