Hollie McNish is one of Britain’s best-loved poets, and numbers Matt Haig, Paapa Essiedu, Benjamin Zephaniah and Jo Brand among her fans. She won the Ted Hughes Award for Nobody Told Me, her verse memoir of parenthood, and in 2016 co-wrote Offside, a play about the history of British women in football. She was the first poet to record at Abbey Road Studios, releasing an album of poetry and music entitled Versus, and is also a patron of Breast Milk Action. In Slug and Other Things I’ve Been Told to Hate, her new, cross-genre collection of poetry, prose and memoir, she addresses everything from Finnish saunas to soppy otters, grandparents to grief.
July 5x15 with Lionel Shriver and Nick Crane
Join us in July for a special celebration of poetry, prose and human ingenuity.