About

My first novel, The Casualties,  came out from St Martins Press in 2015. Some reviews here and here.

My second novel, Quarantine, will be published by Swift Press in May 2022.

My short story collection, The False River, came out in 2019 from Unthank Press.

I’ve written three non fiction books about China, two of them about Xinjiang – China’s Forgotten People and The Tree That Bleeds. The books received coverage in the TLS, Literary Review, The Spectator and the New York Times.

My third book on China, Chasing the Chinese Dream, was a book of reportage about China’s transition to a primarily urban society.

My reviews and journalism have appeared in the Guardian, the  London Review of Books, Frieze, Apollo, Financial Times, The Times Literary Supplement, The Independent, N+1, The Los Angeles Review of Books, Dissent, VICE, 3 A.M. Magazine, Literary Review and The Dublin Review.

I’ve made appearances on TV and Radio shows like the BBC Today Programme, BBC World News, and the BBC One Breakfast programme.

I’ve been the recipient of a Robert Louis Stevenson Fellowship and several Creative Scotland grants. In 2014 I won the Willesden Herald Short Story Competition.

You can contact me at nholdstock at hotmail.com, and follow me on Twitter @NickHoldstock

5 responses

    • Thanks very much!- I did try and contact Ahmed to say thanks but my emails kept bouncing back. I wish we’d met in Cairo, but I hope to come back sometime, so maybe we’ll meet then. All best, Nick

      • your welcome! He told me now he’ll send ya a hard copy, for sure he’ll try to contact ya for the address 🙂 ya have my contacts now, please notify me when ya are in the land of contradictions again.. love, Al

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