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Geraldton church hosts ‘Real Lives’ discussion from ‘ex-gay’ organisation

Geraldton church hosts ‘Real Lives’ discussion from ‘ex-gay’ organisation

Geraldton’s Anglican Cathedral is the latest Western Australian church to host the ‘Real Lives‘ presentation delivered by the Australian Christian Lobby and ‘ex-gay’ organisation True Identity. The presentation, which as been accused of promoting conversion practices, has been delivered in many churches across Western Australia in recent months. The presentation argues that religious based counselling […]

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‘Invisible Boys’ is this month’s selection for the Queer Book Club

‘Invisible Boys’ is this month’s selection for the Queer Book Club

This month GRAI’s Queer Book Club will be reading Holden Sheppard’s award winning young adult novel Invisible Boys. Sheppard’s debut novel has won a string of awards including The Premier’s Book Award and the TAG Hungerford Award. The book draws upon Sheppard’s own teenage years in his hometown of Geraldton, and tells the story of three […]

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TV series of Holden Sheppard’s ‘Invisible Boys’ receives funding

TV series of Holden Sheppard’s ‘Invisible Boys’ receives funding

A television adaptation of Holden Sheppard’s award winning young adult novel Invisible Boys is moving closer to being a reality after it secured development funding from Screenwest. Invisible Boys is one of ten projects receiving funds in the latest announcement from the film development agency. From animated web-series for pre-schoolers about determined animals overcoming prejudices in […]

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Creative team snaps up the film and TV rights to ‘Invisible Boys’

Creative team snaps up the film and TV rights to ‘Invisible Boys’

Invisible Boys the award winning young adult novel by Western Australian writer Holden Sheppard could be heading to the screen after a top directing and producing team snapped up the TV and film rights to the work. Fresh off it’s win at the Western Australian Premier’s Book Awards, Fremantle Press have announced that director Nicholas Verso […]

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Holden Sheppard wins at the WA Premier’s Book Awards

Holden Sheppard wins at the WA Premier’s Book Awards

The winners of the 2019 Western Australian Premier’s Book Awards were announced at the State Library of Western Australia on Friday night. Holden Sheppard was awarded the $15,000 Premier’s Prize for an Emerging Writer for his young adult novel Invisible Boys. The judges lauded the powerful young adult novel as funny, yet devastating with vividly imagined […]

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Holden Sheppard’s ‘Invisible Boys’ shortlisted for Premier’s Prize

Holden Sheppard’s ‘Invisible Boys’ shortlisted for Premier’s Prize

Western Australian author Holden Sheppard continues to rack up accolades for his debut novel, Invisible Boys, taking a place on the shortlist for the Western Australian Premier’s Book Awards. The multi-award winning novel tells the story of three young gay men learning to understand their sexuality in rural WA, and has now been nominated for the Premier’s […]

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Holden Sheppard’s Invisible Boys continues its run of success

Holden Sheppard’s Invisible Boys continues its run of success

The 2020 Indie Book Awards have released their long list of nominations, and WA writer Holden Sheppard’s young adult novel Invisible Boys is among the nominees. Since being released earlier this year the Geraldton raised author’s debut novel has been attracting high praise and racking up award nominations. Also making the list is the new book by […]

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Holden Sheppard wins Hungerford Award for Invisible Boys

Holden Sheppard wins Hungerford Award for Invisible Boys

Local author Holden Sheppard has won the prestigious T.A.G. Hungerford Award for his novel about growing up gay in country WA. The Geraldton-born writer has been awarded $12,000 and a publishing contract with Fremantle Press for the manuscript Invisible Boys. Only WA writers writing their first full-length unpublished work are eligible for the prize. Set in […]

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