Welcome to Robert Holdstock’s website. Rob was a celebrated, award-winning fantasy and science fiction writer, particularly well known for his Mythago Wood Cycle, Merlin Codex, short stories and novellas.
Robert Holdstock was born in Kent – a ‘Man of Kent’ – in 1948, and died in November 2009, just four months after the publication of Avilion. Avilion was the long-awaited, and sadly final, return to Ryhope Wood, the central setting for several of his ‘mythago’ books.
Here you can read Rob’s biography, peruse his list of writings, along with the honours he garnered over the course of his career. The Gallery page features a number of photos of Rob over the years, and you can also read some interviews with him where he discusses his influences and writing.
Personal reminiscences and memories of Rob are collected on the Tributes section of the website.
Three acres of the Woodland Trust’s Victory Wood, along with an oak tree and a bench, are dedicated to Rob with love and affection from his family and friends. The details on how to visit this site are listed here.
In 2012 the British Fantasy Society recognised Robert Holdstock’s legacy by naming the ‘Best Fantasy Novel’ category after him. The first Robert Holdstock Award was announced at that year’s award ceremony. You can read the list of all the nominees and winners on this page.
If you wish to contact his agents the information is on the contact page.
Regular updates about new editions and adaptations of Rob’s work, along with other information may be viewed on Facebook page.
Please contact SARAH BIGGS, Rob’s partner for over 30 years and his Literary Executor, if you have any queries or would like to send any reminiscences or photos of Rob for possible inclusion on this website.
Britain’s best fantasist … these are the visions of a real artist – The Times
No other author has so successfully captured the magic of the wildwood – Michael Moorcock