Steve Hollyman

Steve Hollyman’s first novel, Lairies, was published in 2021, and appeared as a Book of the Day in The Guardian. His second novel, the metafictional murder mystery Esc&Ctrl, was published in 2022. Steve is vocalist and guitarist in the three-piece alternative rock group CreepJoint, and works as a Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing.

Praise for Esc&Ctrl

“Masterful and worked through with copious and ebullient invention without seeming overworked … an immaculate piece of work I wholeheartedly wish I’d written myself.”

– Sam North

“[A] metametametafictional mind-bender… like Robert Anton Wilson and Bret Easton Ellis smashing out an internet noir thriller at the end of a Baudrillard binge.”

– Stu Hennigan, Lunate Books of the Year

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