Holden Sheppard

Holden Sheppard is an award-winning Young Adult author born and bred in Geraldton, Western Australia. His debut novel Invisible Boys won numerous accolades including the 2018 City of Fremantle Hungerford Award and the 2019 Western Australian Premier’s Book Prize for an Emerging Writer. Holden’s writing has been published in Griffith Review, Westerly, Page Seventeen, Indigo journal, and the Bright Lights, No City anthology (Margaret River Press, 2019). He has also written for 10 Daily, the Huffington Post, the ABC, DNA magazine and FasterLouder. He serves as the Deputy Chair of Writing WA, and as an ambassador for Lifeline WA. Holden is a misfit: a gym junkie who has played Pokémon competitively, a sensitive geek who loves aggressive punk rock, and a bogan who learned to speak French.

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Western Australian Premier’s Book Award (Winner 2019)
Readings Young Adult Book Prize (Shortlist 2020)
Children’s Book Council of Australia Notable Book (2020)
Indie Book Award (Longlisted 2020)
Victorian Premier’s Literary Award (Shortlisted 2020)
Kathleen Mitchell Award (Winner 2019)
City of Fremantle T.A.G. Hungerford Award (Winner 2018)
Ray Koppe Residency Award (Winner 2017)