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Holden Sheppard

Holden Sheppard is an award-winning West Australian author. His debut novel Invisible Boys (Fremantle Press, 2019) won accolades including the 2019 WA Premier's Prize for an Emerging Writer. His second novel The Brink (Text Publishing, 2022) was shortlisted for the 2023 Indie Book Awards. Holden is also widely published in journals and in the media. He lives in Perth’s north with his husband.

Short Fiction


What was I thinking? A country boy doesn't belong in Perth.
I was told the CBD was clean and safe, but as I walk into peak-hour Hay Street gridlock, I'm thrown. The alley beside His Majesty's ... [+]