Hollie McNish

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Dreaming of a better future? Ali Smith, Malcolm Gladwell and more on books to inspire change
As our thoughts turn to life after the pandemic, authors from this year’s Hay festival choose books that have inspired lasting change in them

Ali Smith, Malcolm Gladwell, Imbolo Mbue, Sathnam Sanghera, Alice Roberts, Guvna B, Horatio Clare, Val McDermid, Kehinde Andrews, Jon McGregor, Tahmima Anam, Nina Stibbe, Hafsa Zayyan, Maaza Mengiste, Monique Roffey, Peter Scott-Morgan, Hollie McNish, Mel Giedroyc and Maggie Shipstead

29, May, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Hollie McNish: ‘I have to psych myself up to share’
The prize-winning poet on her bond with her giggly late gran, embracing blush-making subject matter and why reading poetry is key to writing

Kate Kellaway

15, May, 2021 @5:00 PM

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'We need to step up!' Five women pushing dance forward
Their moves are fresh, funny and stylish; their subjects include the climate crisis, gender politics and poetry. These electrifying choreographers are on the rise

Lyndsey Winship

13, Jun, 2019 @5:00 AM

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Generation next: the rise – and rise – of the new poets
With soaring sales and a younger, broader audience, poetry is on a high. What is behind the boom? Plus the fresh voices to read now

Sarah Crown

16, Feb, 2019 @9:00 AM

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Poetry is pleasing, even on YouTube | Letters
Letters: Poetry of all tastes and genres should be celebrated, say Angela Croft and Catherine Roome


26, Jan, 2018 @4:05 PM

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Curses and verses: the spoken-word row splitting the poetry world apart | Don Paterson
A takedown of young, accessible female poets is brave. But remember, Keats and Auden were first met with as much bewilderment as praise, writes poet Don Paterson

Don Paterson

26, Jan, 2018 @3:02 PM

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Poetry world split over polemic attacking 'amateur' work by 'young female poets'
Writing in PN Review, Rebecca Watts has slammed the popularity of writers such as Rupi Kaur and Hollie McNish as ‘consumer-driven content’

Alison Flood and Sian Cain

23, Jan, 2018 @10:46 AM

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Hollie McNish: ‘I couldn't believe that Santa knew my name. Then he pulled out the presents …’
How a childhood Christmas turned from frenzied excitement to utter despair

Hollie McNish

25, Dec, 2017 @7:00 AM

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Best books of 2017 – part one
‘Funny, outrageous, touching, intimate, gorgeous’ … writers from George Saunders to Ali Smith pick their favourite reads of the past year

25, Nov, 2017 @7:00 AM

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Appeal launched to collect poetry in endangered languages
Marking the UK’s National Poetry Day, an international call for readers to submit poems that could be lost to future generations has gone out

Alison Flood

28, Sep, 2017 @6:01 AM

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A 'gurt' plan: National Poetry Day to celebrate England's local words
From the Bristol word for great, via Merseyside’s ‘geg in’ and London’s ‘fam’, 12 authors are writing poems celebrating language tied to English regions

Alison Flood

10, Aug, 2017 @1:45 PM

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‘We felt we had no option’: school trips halted over terror fears
Charities are worried about the number of schools cancelling cultural outings, just when they are needed more than ever

Karen Glaser

01, Aug, 2017 @6:15 AM

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