About Emma


Emma Chapman is a British writer, currently living in North Yorkshire.  She was born in 1985 and grew up near Manchester.  She studied English Literature at Edinburgh University, and completed an MA in Creative Writing at Royal Holloway, where she was taught by Susanna Jones and Andrew Motion.

Since leaving university, she has lived in London, Western Australia and Indonesia.  In 2013, her first novel, How To Be A Good Wife, was published internationally to critical acclaim, with reviews in The Guardian, The Financial Times, and The New York Times, amongst others.  It was longlisted for the Dylan Thomas Prize and was chosen as a Target Book Club title. Hilary Mantel called it ‘an impressive debut from a writer who shows insight and power’.

Her second novel, The Last Photograph, about a British photojournalist’s experiences during the Vietnam War, will be published by Picador on 28th July.  It's already getting some great reviews.

Emma also runs the charity Vietnam Volunteer Teachers and is the co-founder of Your Editors, a business offering academic and fiction editing services.

Contact Emma

All UK Publicity enquiries should be directed at Francesca Pearce at Macmillan: francesca [dot] pearse [at] macmillan [dot] com.

Emma is represented by Antony Topping at Greene and Heaton.

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