Holly Throsby is an Australian musician and novelist. She has released five solo albums – On Night
(2004), Under the Town
(2006), A Loud Call
(2011), and After a Time
(2017) – as well as a collection of original children’s songs (See!
, 2010), and two albums as part of the band, Seeker Lover Keeper
(with Sarah Blasko and Sally Seltmann).
Holly has been nominated for five ARIAs – including two for Best Female Artist, and one for Best Children’s Album. Her song, ‘Aeroplane’, has had over 32 million streams on Spotify. Guests on her albums include Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy, Mick Turner (Dirty Three) and Mark Kozelek (Sun Kil Moon, Red House Painters).
Holly’s debut novel, Goodwood
(2016), was a critically acclaimed bestseller. It has been shortlisted for the Barbara Jefferis Award, an Indie Book Award, two Australian Book Industry Awards, two Sisters in Crime Davitt Awards, and a Ned Kelly Award.
Her second novel, Cedar Valley (2018)
has been longlisted for an Indie Book Award, a Sisters in Crime Davitt Award, and featured in several best-books-of-the-year lists. Australian Book Review
called Cedar Valley
“large and luminous” and “bracingly alive to the complexities and ellipses of existence”; The Australian
said it was “ingenious . . . beautifully intertwined fact and fiction”.
Holly is a council member for the animal protection institute, Voiceless
. Her interests include contemporary literature, psychology and gardening.