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 – was published by Aurum Press in the UK in June 2017. It will be published by 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 Daily Telegraph, the i newspaper, the Independent on Sunday, the TLS and The Times.

Emily was the winner of the 2015 Lucy Cavendish Fiction Prize. You can read an extract of her fiction on their website.

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.