Hi, my name is Emma and I live and write on the unceded land of the Ngunnawal and Ngambri people in Canberra, Australia.

I hold a Bachelor of Medical Science (Hons) from the Australian National University.

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. 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 with the support of funding from artsACT.

As a dancer, I have performed for QL2 Dance in both regional and international tours as well as for my brother, choreographer James Batchelor.

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