Hollie McNish has published poetry collections, Papers and Cherry Pie, and a poetic memoir of parenthood, Nobody Told Me, winner of the Ted Hughes Award for New Work in Poetry 2016. She co-wrote the play Offside, which relates the two-hundred year history of UK women’s football, and collaborated with the Dutch ensemble, the Metropole Orkest, on her second poetry album Versus. McNish tours the UK extensively, and her poetry videos have attracted millions of views worldwide. She has a keen interest in migration studies, infant health and language learning, and gives performances of her work for organizations as diverse as The Economist, MTV and UNICEF. Her first collection for Picador, Plum, is a vibrant poetry collection encompassing a life from childhood to attempted adulthood.