My name is Holly, and I am a 21-year-old final year English literature, journalism and creative writing student currently living in Glasgow. As well as spending a lot of time just staring at the ever-growing pile of university work on my desk and the looming dissertation deadline highlighted on my calendar, I spend my time reading anything that is not on my uni reading list, binge-watching entire seasons on Netflix in one day, writing about books and clothes for The National Student (view my writer profile and all articles here) or doing my Arts editor duties for the Strathclyde Telegraph.
Just in case that wasn’t enough to take up every second of my free time, I am also learning British Sign Language through a weekly evening class held at my university and planning a charity expedition to Fiji in July 2019 to teach in a school.
My favourite book of all time is To Kill a Mockingbird, which may seem a bit of a cliché choice, but it holds a very special place in my heart as the first book that I properly studied on my own for my Advanced Higher English class in school, leading to me realising that of course, how did I not realise before that studying English literature and writing at university was a no brainer when you love books as much as I do. Hence, ‘The Writing Finch’, after my beloved Atticus.