Writing

Emily’s book, A Secret Sisterhood: the Hidden Friendships of Austen, Brontë, Eliot and Woolf – co-written with Emma Claire Sweeney and with a foreword by Margaret Atwood – will be published by Aurum Press in the UK in June 2017 and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in the USA in October 2017.

Emma and Emily post regularly about female literary friendship on their website Something Rhymed. They have written related pieces for other publications, including The Times, the Independent on Sunday and Mslexia.

Emily was the winner of the 2015 Lucy Cavendish Fiction Prize and is the recent recipient of an Arts Council Award.

Her short memoir ‘The Memory Album’ was published in Tangled Roots – an anthology edited by Katy Massey, which celebrates the experiences of mixed-raced families. Emily’s work has also appeared in Aesthetica and the Daily Telegraph, and you can read an extract of her fiction on the Lucy Cavendish website.