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Emily Midorikawa is the author of A Secret Sisterhood: the Hidden Friendships of Austen, Brontё, Eliot and Woolf, co-written with Emma Claire Sweeney and with a foreword by Margaret Atwood. It was published by Aurum Press in the UK in June, and will be published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in the USA in October 2017.

Emma and Emily also run the website Something Rhymed, which celebrates female literary friendship.

Emily was the winner of the 2015 Lucy Cavendish Fiction Prize. Her writing has appeared in the Daily Telegraph, the Independent on SundayThe Times and Mslexia.