Robert Holdstock

Literary Birthday – 2 August – Robert Holdstock

Robert Holdstock was born 2 August 1948 and died 29 November 2009.

Three Quotes

  1. Pragmatism is nothing without imagination; and imagination is wasted without pragmatism.
  2. All characters are based on elements of a writer’s personal experience.
  3. But stories are fragile. Like people’s lives. It only takes a word out of place to change them forever.

Robert Holdstock was an English author. He was best known for his works of Celtic, Nordic, Gothic and Pictish fantasy novels in the sub-genre of mythic fiction.


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by Amanda Patterson

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Posted on: 1st August 2017