Hi, my name is Emma and I live and write on the unceded land of the Ngunnawal and Ngambri people in Canberra, Australia. After completing a Bachelor of Medical Science (Hons) at the Australian National University, I took many a gap year to work and travel before finally embracing my desire to write.

From 2016-2019 I edited and wrote for online publication Leiden, and in 2017 we published ‘Building a Conscious Wardrobe (and other fun things)’ a book championing conscious consumerism.

In May, 2021 my first novel ‘Now that I see you’ won the Australian/Vogel Literary Award. Viewed through the lens of a relationship breakdown after one partner discloses to the other that they are transgender, this autofiction spans eighteen months: from the moments of first discovery, through the eventual disintegration of their partnership, to the new beginnings of independence. You can read the first chapter here.

Currently, I am the Chair of ACT Writer’s and an ambassador of the ACT Chief Minister’s Reading Challenge. I am also working on my second novel.

I support a number of organisations; you might like to support them in some way too.