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British poet, author and spoken word artist Hollie McNish is a poet based between Cambridge and Glasgow. She loves writing poetry. She has published three poetry collections Papers, Cherry Pie and Plum, and one poetic memoir on politics and parenthood, Nobody Told Me, of which the Scotsman suggested “The world needs this book” and for which she won the Ted Hughes Award. In 2017 Nobody Told Me was translated into German, French and Spanish and released in the USA.

McNish has published five books of poetry: Papers, Cherry Pie, Why I Ride, Nobody Told Me, and Plum. Nobody Told Me won the 2016 Ted Hughes Award for New Work in Poetry.

In 2016 she co-wrote a play Offside with Sabrina Mahfouz, relating the two hundred year history of UK women’s football.

Hollie tours continuously all over the UK and Europe and beyond and is a big fan of online readings - her poetry videos have attracted millions of views worldwide.

‘She writes with honesty, conviction, humour and love. She points out the absurdities we’ve grown too used to and lets us see the world with fresh eyes’ - Kate Tempest

‘Her rhymes have a driving quality, urgent words pinning down fleeting feelings’ - Observer

‘Will make you laugh and cry with her’ - Red Magazine

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