Philippa Holloway has been a zombie in a b-movie, once brought someone back from the dead, and recently visited Chernobyl’s Exclusion Zone for her Creative Writing PhD research, for which she is writing a novel exploring the complex relationship between landscape and nuclear power. Her photographs of the Exclusion Zone around Chernobyl featured in the And The Word Was art exhibition curated by Bill Bulloch for the Arts Centre at Edge Hill University. She is a prize-winning travel, memoir and short story writer, and her short fiction has been published in literary journals in the USA, Australia, Europe and South Africa and shortlisted for numerous writing awards in the UK, including the H E Bates Competition, the RA Pin Drop award and the Sunderland Short Story competition. Her creative non-fiction entry, Energy Crisis – A Memoir of Summer, was highly commended in the inaugural New Welsh Writing Awards. Following this she was commissioned to curate a special feature for The New Welsh Reader entitled Power in the Land? Which brought together collaborative research between herself, a group of local poets and the X10 Power in the Land art collaboration to explore creative responses to Wylfa Nuclear Power Station and the surrounding landscapes. She is currently collaborating with the award-winning playwright James Harker to create a piece of site-specific theatre at Hack Green Secret Nuclear Bunker, and is delighted to be the Writer in Residence here. She teaches Creative Writing at Edge Hill University, UK.

Links to works and projects published online

‘Ultraviolet Radiation’

‘Silent Walls’

‘Exploring History – Chernobyl’s Exclusion Zone’

‘Power in the Land? – Follow the Pylons’