“Dan Holloway is something of a phenomenon: poet, novelist, publisher, commentator, event organiser and promoter; there isn’t much connected with literature that he doesn’t do, and do with gusto and a probing desire to experiment.” Sabotage Reviews.
Coming on March 21st – the launch of a completely reformatted and refreshed Evie and Guy, quite possibly the most original book you have ever read. “inspirational” “genius” “the best thing I have ever read”
My writing is based on some very simple ideas
- Art can, and should try to, change the world.
- Art should tell the truth, the artist’s truth, scraped from the deepest place inside them
- There are too many “good” books already. We shouldn’t add to the number.
- Everything is political, and nothing more so than mealy-mouthed writers claiming they aren’t political.
- Great writing doesn’t think outside the box. It never knew what the box was in the first place.
- Every life is precious and unique, and has the right to be told, and heard, in its own voice.
- It is better to try to be extraordinary and fail than to try to be ordinary and succeed.
- Art should be free wherever possible, but those who have been moved by it and can afford to do so should pay for it.
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“captures the rhythms and nuances of how we live now in a way that has rarely been done better” LA Books Examiner about the novel “Songs from the Other Side of the Wall”
Songs From The Other Side Of The Wall is a lyrical literary love story about a teenage girl, born the day the Berlin Wall came down, trying to forge her identity in the new Europe.
I run regular events, including a monthly poetry night at Waterstones in Oxford, as well as performing and giving presentations on creativity and mental health. Full details can be found here.