Ian Holding

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Amidst the devastation of an African country in the final stages of collapse, militia seize an innocent captive and force him into slavery.

Meanwhile, a lonely white schoolteacher struggles with personal demons and the hardships of everyday life in modern Zimbabwe.

As each attempts to survive these uncertain times, the deeper effects of history and memory emerge, with devastating consequences... Powerful, provocative and timely, with a startling twist, Of Beasts and Beingsis an...

My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Writing is not escapism; writing is confrontation.

Q. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?

A. At the moment, trying to fathom Beethoven's Opus 111 but failing to do so.

Q. What’s your greatest fear?

A. Waking up deaf and mute.

Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?

A. The perfect piece of music played by the perfect musician in the perfect setting.

Q. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?

A. The West End, watching a great play by a great writer in one of those great old theatres.


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