Nick Holdstock is a writer of fiction and non-fiction. His first book, The Tree That Bleeds (Luath, 2012) was a memoir of the year he spent living in China’s western Xinjiang region. His second book, China’s Forgotten People (IB Tauris 2015), examined the history and politics of this region in more depth and was very well reviewed. His first novel, The Casualties (St Martins, 2015) was described as ‘a brilliant, one-of-a-kind story…a lightning bolt of a book.’
He also writes journalism and reviews for a wide variety of publications, such as London Review of Books, Literary Review, the Los Angeles Review of Books, n+1, Dissent and the Independent. His short fiction has appeared in publications such as the Southern Review and the Manchester Review; in 2014 his story ‘Ward’ won the Willesden Herald International short story prize. His current projects include working on a new novel and a non-fiction book about Chinese urbanisation.