Novelist, Short Story Writer, Essayist, Poet.
‘Words are the clothes thoughts wear’ – Samuel Beckett
Michael Holloway is the author of Magpie, the story about Jonathan Stone who finds a skull on the railway tracks in Liverpool. He also writes short stories, primarily inspired by Raymond Carver and Alice Munro, his stories have been shortlisted and longlisted for several awards.
He was born in 1985 and attended the University of Central Lancashire where he read English Literature and Creative Writing and graduated in 2008. He then studied a Masters in Writing at Liverpool John Moores University until 2012.
He was shortlisted for the Sunderland Short Story Award 2018 and longlisted in 2019. Again, in 2019, he was published in the short story anthology, Still Worlds Turning with No Alibis Press. He was longlisted for the Cambridge Short Story Prize 2021, and won second place in the University of Liverpool Writing Competition 2022.
He has completed his first novel, Magpie, and is currently looking for an agent and publisher. Magpie was longlisted for WriteNow 2017 with Penguin Random House.
Sunderland Short Story Award 2018
A Note Unsaid – Shortlisted
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