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Emma Henderson

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Emma Henderson went to school in London and studied at Somerville College, Oxford and Yale University. She wrote blurbs for Penguin Books for two years, then spent a decade teaching English in comprehensive schools and further education colleges, before moving to the French Alps where, for six years, she ran a ski and snowboard lodge. She now lives in Derbyshire and is a lecturer in English and Creative Writing at Keele University. Emma Henderson’s debut novel, Grace Williams Says It Loud, was published in 2010. It won the McKitterick Prize and was shortlisted for the Orange Prize, the Commonwealth Writers’ First Book Award, the Authors’ Club First Novel Award, the Wellcome Book Prize and was runner-up for the Mind Book of the Year. Her sec ...more

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Emma Henderson All the books on my summer reading list this year are connected with my next novel. I will be reading a lot of novels set in and non-fiction about Ger…moreAll the books on my summer reading list this year are connected with my next novel. I will be reading a lot of novels set in and non-fiction about Germany, both before, during and after the second world war. I will also be re-reading many John le Carre novels - with the excuse that they are research, but also simply because I love them.(less)
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“Rubella, Talipes, Amsterdam dwarfism, Austism, Asthma, Eczema, Epilepsy - the Sacred Disease. Moth madness, Papa calls it. Said Daniel. The Epilepsy, Papa used to say I was his little papillon de nuit - because of how I fluttered and got the shakes. Butterfly of the night. It suited him.”
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