Often quirky, always queer, Elna Holst is an unapologetic genre bender who writes anything from lesbian lust and love stories to the odd existentialist horror piece.
Holst is the author of the stranded-on-a-desert-island novella In the Palm (2019), the full-length wlw Austen continuation Lucas (2020), and the upcoming dark contemporary fantasy fairy tale retelling Pyotra and the Wolf (2021).
Elna has been making things up since before she could write properly, attended a Creative Writing programme at one of the UK's oldest universities, and worked as anything and everything from postman to nursing assistant to translator and back again. Once she discovered the world of diverse erotica and lgbt+-centered fiction, however, she knew she had found her calling as an author of slippery sweet and unexpected stories for the sapphically inclined.
Her playful short 'Two Women Having Sex' was included in Cleis Press's award-winning anthology series, and mentioned in Library Journal as a story where "an omniscient narrator plays an unconventionally interactive role". The anthology edited by D.L. King went on to receive recognition from both the Golden Crown Literary Awards and the Ippys.
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