Triona Holden

Agent: Donald Winchester

Triona Holden has been a writer all her life. She spent more than twenty years working for BBC News as a national TV and radio correspondent and presenter. She covered wars, famines and disasters around the world. She began writing about medical conditions after she was diagnosed with the auto-immune disease lupus. Her first book, Living With Hughes Syndrome, is a guide for patients about a potentially fatal condition that thickens the blood. Talking About Lupus is also aimed at helping patients and their families.

Her book Queen Coal, Women of the Miners’ Strike, was recently republished as a Kindle download. In it Triona revisits the feisty women she met when she was covering the strike. Queen Coal has become an important point of reference for academics, dramatists and those interested in women during this period of history.