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) is published by Aurum Press in the UK and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in the USA.

Emily is now working on a new non-fiction book about six Victorian women who rose to unprecedented levels of celebrity and political influence thanks to their involvement in the era’s popular séance scene.

Emma and Emily post regularly about female literary friendship on their blog Something Rhymed. They have 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.

Emily’s short memoir ‘The Memory Album’ was published in Tangled Roots – an anthology edited by Katy Massey, which celebrates the experiences of mixed-race families.