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 synopsis and first chapter here.
As well as writing, I work at the Australasian Centre for Corporate Responsibility supporting shareholders in listed Australian companies make use of their rights to improve corporate behaviour on issues such as climate change, worker’s rights, human rights and cultural heritage.
I support a number of organisations; you might like to support them in some way too.