Holly Howitt writes fiction in the form of novels, novellas and microfiction, a slippery genre with fluid boundaries. Microfiction is also known as short short stories and flash fiction. You can read more about microfiction in Holly’s essay for Planet magazine here
Holly has won prizes for her writing and has had work in anthologies as well as in magazines and online. Holly has also written non-fiction pieces.
Her newest published work, The Schoolboy, is out now. She has also co-edited Exposure (2010), an anthology of prose poems and microfictions, published by Cinnamon Press.
The Schoolboy is a short novel (novella) which has been described as ‘not for the faint-hearted’. It deals with loss, lust and love, through the eyes of Nick Verse, a turbulent teenager. The Schoolboy is part of the Aur Pur (Pure Gold) library promotion. It is out now, and available to buy here.
Dinner Time and Other Stories
A collection of microfictions, Dinner Time and Other Stories is published by Cinnamon Press. The collection includes a series of inter-related stories and stand-alone pieces, some of which are available to read in the ‘Extracts’ section of this site. The book is available to buy from cinnamonpress.com, gwales.com, and from good bookshops.
A Bit on the Side
Holly Howitt’s non-fiction work has been published in A Bit on the Side (2007), a collection of pieces examining sex, love, life and death.
The Final Theory and Other Stories
Her short short stories, or microfictions, have been published in The Leaf Books short short story anthology, The Final Theory and Other Stories (2006). One of her included stories, ‘Water’, won first prize in Leaf Books’ short short competition in 2006.