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
We were honoured to welcome the award-winning Soviet-Ukrainian American and French novelist and artist Yelena Moskovich for the annual Noirwich lecture 2022. Read a transcript of their lecture here.Read more ⟶
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