Holly Throsby

Holly Throsby

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Holly is a songwriter, musician and novelist from Sydney, Australia. She has released five solo albums, On Night (2004), Under the Town (2006), A Loud Call (2008), Team (2011), and After a Time (2017), as well as a collection of original children’s songs, See! (2010), and an album Seeker Lover Keeper as part of the band with the same name with Sarah Blasko and Sally Seltmann.

Holly’s debut novel, Goodwood (2016), was a critically acclaimed bestseller. It was shortlisted for the Barbara Jefferis Award, an Indie Book Award, two Australian Book Industry Awards, two Sisters in Crime Davitt Awards, and a Ned Kelly Award.

Her second novel, Cedar Valley, was published in Australia in 2018, to rave reviews. Australian Book Review called it ‘large and luminous…bracingly alive to the complexities and ellipses of existence’; Books+Publishing described it as ‘a masterful novel’; and The Australian wrote, ‘ingenious…beautifully intertwined fact and fiction’. Cedar Valley has been longlisted for an Indie Book Award and was featured in several best books lists for 2018.

As a musician, Holly has been nominated for four ARIAs including two for Best Female Artist, and one for Best Children’s Album. Her song, Aeroplane, has had over 20 million streams on Spotify.

 The kind of big-hearted, emotionally bruising story that reminds you why you love fiction Goodwood is a complete revelation.
The Sydney Morning Herald

 ‘It has been a while since I lost a weekend to a debut novel…There is so much to enjoy about Goodwood; my tip is that it will become a firm book club favourite.’ Good Readings Magazine gave Goodwood ★★★★★