When Holden Sheppard discovered that feelings – especially painful ones – weren’t something boys were meant 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 was published in 2019 by Fremantle Press and achieved both critical and commercial success.
Invisible Boys won several accolades including the 2019 West Australian Premier's Prize for an Emerging Writer and the 2018 City of Fremantle Hungerford Award. The novel is now in development as a TV series.
Holden's second novel The Brink will be published by Text Publishing in 2022. He is represented by Gaby Naher of Left Bank Literary.