Hollie McNish (judging 2010s) Hollie McNish has published three collections of poems Plum, Papers and Cherry Pie and one poetic memoir Nobody Told Me, of which The Scotsman suggested 'The world needs this book' and for which she won the Ted Hughes Award. In 2016 she co-wrote a play Offside Sabrina Mahfouz relating the 200 year history of UK women’s football. McNish tours continuously across the UK and her poetry videos have attracted over 10 million views worldwide. She does readings for organisations as diverse as The Economist, MTV and Ronnie Scotts. She has a keen interest in migration, infant health and language learning and in 2017 she became the first patron of Baby Milk Action.