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Hollie McNish in Conversation

Hollie McNish in Conversation

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From Finnish saunas and soppy otters to grief, grandparents and Kellogg’s anti-masturbation pants, McNish's Slug holds a mirror lovingly up to the world, past and present. Slug is about the human condition: of birth and death and how we manage the possibilities in-between, captured in Hollie's driving, funny, hopeful poetry and prose.

Hollie McNish is an award-winning poet based between Cambridge and Glasgow. She won the Ted Hughes Award for Nobody Told Me and has published three other collections – Plum, Cherry Pie and Papers.

I've loved her work for years.
- Jo Brand

I love Hollie’s poems. There is such raw honesty and warmth and often humour within them. She is one of the best poets we have.
- Matt Haig

This year the Festival will be presented online and in-person wherever possible and in line with the latest government guidance. You can find more information about the Festival here.

This event is also part of the Folkestone Book Festival Digital Pass. By booking a Digital Pass you’ll be able to access all the talks and events and revisit anything you missed for up to a week after the festival. Buy a Digital Pass here.

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Mill Bay,
CT20 1BN

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In Person £8.00 / £7.20
Streamed as part of Book Festival Digital Pass

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