About Holly

I am a freelance journalist specialising in the arts. My work includes writing for the New York Times, The Guardian, the Times Literary Supplement, the New Statesman, Tatler, BBC, ELLE, Vice, and The Telegraph, and reviewing theatre for Time Out, What’s on Stage, and The Independent.

As an editor, I am experienced in commissioning, editing and proofing copy, uploading content and laying out pages. I have worked shifts at Time OutStylist and The Debrief, as well as regularly editing The Independent’s culture section.

I have appeared on Sky News and Radio 4’s Front Row as a theatre specialist, and written programme notes for various theatres.

Until 2016 I worked at the Independent on Sunday, where I was lead staff writer for the Arts & Books section, and regularly produced cover features for the New Review magazine.

In 2015, I was delighted to receive a Special Commendation in the Allen Wright Award for arts journalism at the Edinburgh festivals; I was also shortlisted in 2014 and 2016.

I’m available to write interviews, criticism, features, opinion pieces, travel pieces and programme notes.

Contact me

  • Get in touch: holly (at) hollywrites.com
  • Follow me on Twitter: @Holly_bops