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Released 31st July, 2023 // 52 pages // 978-1-915760-91-3 // RRP £8.99


Energy Crisis explores a personal health crisis within an examination of the energy production issues affecting North Wales and Anglesey. It is set over the space of a single summer, and framed by an attempt to try rock climbing. Within this structure, Philippa Holloway deftly address Solar Power, Wind Power, Tidal Power, Nuclear Power, and Fossil Fuels by weaving them into a deeply personal narrative of her own diagnosis with an illness that depletes her energy. 


ABOUT Philippa Holloway:

Philippa Holloway is an author and academic, teaching Creative Writing at Staffordshire University. Her debut novel, The Half-life of Snails, has achieved critical acclaim and was longlisted for the RSL Ondaatje Prize. Her short fiction/non-fiction is published internationally. She has been recognized in literary awards including the Rhys Davies Short Story Prize and the Writers & Artists Working Class Writer’s Prize. She is the co-curator of a global writing project responding to the pandemic and the collection 100 Words of Solitude: Global Voices in Lockdown 2020 (Rare Swan Press), and is currently co-authoring a textbook on Creative Writing and the Anthropocene. Twitter/Instagram: @thejackdawspen

Philippa Holloway - Energy Crisis