Writing

Emily’s book, A Secret Sisterhood: The Literary Friendships of Jane Austen, Charlotte Brontё, George Eliot, and Virginia Woolf (co-written with Emma Claire Sweeney and with a foreword by Margaret Atwood), was published by Aurum Press in the UK and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in the USA.

Her next book, Out of the Shadows: Six Visionary Victorian Women in Search of a Public Voice, will be published by Counterpoint Press (in North America) in May 2021.

Emily posts regularly about female literary friendship on Something Rhymed, the blog she runs with Emma Claire Sweeney. She has written related pieces for other publications, including the Daily Telegraph, the i newspaper, the Paris Review, The Millions, the TLS, The Times and the Washington Post.

Emily was the winner of the 2015 Lucy Cavendish Fiction Prize. Her short story ‘White Orchids’ appeared in the first issue of The Good Journal, a quarterly literary journal showcasing the work of British writers of colour. Her short memoir ‘The Memory Album’ was published in Tangled Roots – an anthology edited by Katy Massey, which celebrates the experiences of mixed-race families.