Emma Ashmere

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Emma Ashmere's debut novel The Floating Garden was shortlisted for the 2016 MUBA Prize. She was born in Adelaide, South Australia. For over a decade she worked as a cook on film sets, an isolated cattle station, London pubs, Sydney cafés, and an art school in the south of France. Her short stories have won awards and have been widely published in journals and newspapers including The Age, Review of Australian Fiction, Griffith Review, Short Australian Fiction, NGVmagazine and Sleepers Almanac. She has a Masters in Creative Writing (University of Adelaide) and a PhD on the use of marginalised histories in fiction (La Trobe University, Melbourne.) She worked as a researcher on two Australian gardening history books, and another on women and e ...more

The New York Times describes Nicola Griffith’s new novel So Lucky as a ‘compact, brutal story of losing power and creating community’. A genre-blurring, ground-shifting book, So Lucky centres on Mara Tagarelli, who’s just been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. Griffith, a British-American writer who has MS, is known for her acclaimed novel Hild and the […]
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