My second novel, Quarantine, was published by Swift Press in 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.
I’m a Mentor at the Ruppin Agency.
You can contact me at nholdstock at hotmail.com, and follow me on Twitter @NickHoldstock