Emily Midorikawa is a winner of the Lucy Cavendish Fiction Prize, a recipient of an Arts Council England Grant for the Arts for her work on A Secret Sisterhood, a runner-up in the SI Leeds Literary Prize, judged by Margaret Busby and also the Yeovil Literary Prize, judged by Tracy Chevalier.
Between 2014 and 2020, Emily and her Secret Sisterhood co-author, Emma Claire Sweeney, wrote regular pieces about female literary friendship for their blog Something Rhymed. To read these posts, click here.
Select journalism, memoir and short fiction:
The Good Journal, ‘White Orchids’ (short story)
Daily Telegraph, ‘How Jane Austen’s Mystery Woman was Edited Out of History’
Irish Independent, ‘Written Out of History – the secret literary sisterhood’
Lapham’s Quarterly, ‘Voices in Time: Eavesdropping on the Austens’
Literary Hub, ‘Little-Known Friendships of Iconic Female Writers’
The Millions, ‘Behind Every Great Woman Writer is Another Great Woman’
Washington Post, ‘Jane Austen: A role model for the #MeToo generation’
Independent on Sunday, ‘Feminist Writers’ Friendships: feel the fear and do it anyway’
Tangled Roots anthology, ‘The Memory Album’ (short memoir)