Holden Sheppard is an award-winning author raised in Geraldton, Western Australia and now based in Perth. His debut YA novel Invisible Boys, about teenage boys growing up gay in the country, won the 2018 City of Fremantle T.A.G. Hungerford Award and will be published by Fremantle Press in October 2019. His novella “Poster Boy”, a story of internalised homophobia set against the backdrop of Australia’s 2017 same-sex marriage postal survey, won the 2018 Novella Project competition and was published in Griffith Review. Holden’s writing has also appeared in Ten Daily, the Huffington Post, page seventeen and Indigo Journal.