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Invisible Boys

Written by Holden Sheppard


In a small town, everyone thinks they know you: Charlie is a hardcore rocker, who's not as tough as he looks. Hammer is a footy jock with big AFL dreams, and an even bigger ego. Zeke is a shy over-achiever, never macho enough for his family. But all three boys hide who they really are. When the truth is revealed, will it set them free or blow them apart?


‘This manuscript has tremendous energy and authenticity, as it explores what it is like to grow up gay in an insular regional community. Invisible Boys is a valuable contribution to the growing voices of younger LGBTIQA+ people.’
City of Fremantle T.A.G. Hungerford Award judges’ report


2019 Kathleen Mitchell Award (Winner)
2018 City of Fremantle T.A.G.Hungerford Award (Winner)
2017 Ray Koppe Residency Award (Winner)

ISBN 9781925815566 (Paperback)
Formats B Format (198 x 130mm) (Paperback)
Categories Coming Soon
Young Adult
Award Winning
Publisher Fremantle Press
Edition 1st
Publication Year 2019
Pages 344
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    Holden Sheppard

    Holden Sheppard is a YA author originally from Geraldton, Western Australia. After graduating from ECU’s writing program, Holden won a prestigious ArtStart grant from the Australia Council for the Arts in 2015. Invisible Boys won the 2017 Ray Koppe Residency Award, resulting in a writing residency at Varuna, the Writers’ House, in early 2018 and was also Highly Commended in the ASA Emerging Writers’ Mentorship Prize 2018. His short fiction and journalism has been published in indigo, Page Seventeen, Huffington Post, ABC, DNA Magazine and Faster Louder. His novella Poster Boys was selected for The Novella Project VI and was published in Griffith Review 62: All Being Equal. Read more