Holly Throsby is a songwriter, musician and novelist from Sydney, Australia. She has released four critically acclaimed solo albums on the Spunk label – On Night (2004), Under the Town (2006), A Loud Call (2008), and Team (2011) – as well as a collection of original children’s songs (See!, ABC Records, 2010), and an album as part of the band, Seeker Lover Keeper (with Sarah Blasko and Sally Seltmann). Her newest solo record, After a Time, is released in February 2017. The album features guest appearances by Mark Kozelek (Sun Kil Moon), Mick Turner (Dirty Three) and Marcus Whale (Collarbones, BV).
Holly’s debut novel, Goodwood, was published by Allen & Unwin in October 2016. Goodwood was described as “wonderfully lush and well realised” by The Australian, and “a complete revelation” by the Sydney Morning Herald. It came in at #7 in ABC’s The Book Club’s Top Ten (as voted by viewers); and was #3 on Dymocks’ list of the Best Books of 2016. Goodwood has since been shortlisted for an Indie Book Award in the Debut Fiction category.
Holly has been nominated for four ARIA Awards – including two for Best Female Artist, and one for Best Children’s Album. Holly has toured at home and abroad with musicians such as Joanna Newsom, Bill Callahan, Paul Kelly, Devendra Banhart, The Tallest Man on Earth and The Handsome Family. She has guested on albums by Jack Ladder, TZU, Josh Pyke, The Sleepy Jackson and Hayden. She has appeared live on stage with Andrew Bird and Glen Hansard and recorded with Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy.
Holly is a council member for the animal protection institute, Voiceless. She likes good books, cryptic crosswords, small towns, and dogs.