About Emily


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Emily Midorikawa  is a half-English, half-Japanese writer of fiction and creative non-fiction.

With her friend Emma Claire Sweeney, she runs the website Something Rhymed, which profiles the literary friendships of famous female authors. Their book A Secret Sisterhood will be published by Aurum Press in the UK and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in the USA, both in late 2017.

Emily has an MA in creative writing from the University of East Anglia, and now teaches writing at City University London and New York University London.

Her work has been published in, among others, the Daily Telegraph, the Independent on Sunday, The Times, Aesthetica and Mslexia.

She was the winner of the 2015 Lucy Cavendish Fiction Prize, and was previously a runner-up in the Yeovil Literary Prize (judged by Tracy Chevalier), and the SI Leeds Literary Prize (judged by Margaret Busby). She is represented by Ariella Feiner at United Agents.