P H I L I P P A   H O L L O W A Y   is a fiction/non-fiction writer, published in the US, Australia, Africa, Europe and the UK in various publications including Ascent, Bukker Tillibul, New Contrast, Litro, The Commonwealth Writers, New Writing, Lunate and as a single-authored chapbook by Nightjar Press.

She has won prizes in literary awards including the Fish Publishing Prize and

The Scythe Prize, was the Judge for the 2018 Hedge Arts Short Fiction Competition and the 2020 Lancashire Futures ‘Lockdown Diaries’ competition.

Her short memoir ‘Energy Crisis’ was highly commended in the inaugural New Welsh Writing Awards, and from this she was commissioned to curate and contribute to a special feature for the New Welsh Reader on artistic responses to nuclear power stations and landscapes entitled ‘Power in the Land?’ which drew on collaborative work undertaken with visual/digital artists and poets. She visited Chernobyl’s Exclusion Zone as research for her PhD, and is Writer in Residence at Hack Green Nuclear Bunker.

She has taught Creative Writing/English Literature at Edge Hill University since 2015, previously taught writing workshops for the mental Health Charity MIND, and has led interactive writing sessions at literary/arts festivals.

She is a member of the University of Liverpool’s Literature and Science Research Hub and has had work commissioned by the Material Cultures of Energy project and the Cognitive Sensations project. She recognises the power of education and writing to empower people, and is dedicated to helping under-represented voices find confidence through collaborative teaching and learning, mentorship and support.



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