D. D. Holland won the University of Worcester Black Pear Press Prize for Fiction 2022 and made it a double whammy by winning the University of Worcester V.Press Poetry Prize 2022. Trudi (D.D.Holland) launched both her series of stories ‘The Lady Doth Protest’ and her poetry ‘Braised in Wine’ at The Hive in May 2023.
‘Packed full of iconic female figures, Holland fashions revised mouthpieces from them all to craft stories that are at once humorous, tender and impactful.’ Dr Charley Barnes, novelist, poet, and lecturer in Creative & Professional Writing, University of Wolverhampton
‘…a true testament to Holland’s talents as a writer and a critical researcher. The Lady Doth Protest is genuinely, uproariously, laugh-out-loud funny at times and a delight to read.’ Dr Jack McGowan, poet, Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing, Head of the Department of English, Media & Culture, University of Worcester