Hi 👋 My name is Emma and I live and work on the unceded land of the Ngunnawal and Ngambri people in Kamberri/Canberra, Australia.
My first novel, ‘Now that I see you’, was the winner of the Australian/Vogel Literary Award in 2021. I am currently working on my second novel with funding support from artsACT and developing an interdisciplinary live performance work that combines my writing and performance practices.
I also write freelance about the arts, mental illness, gender and sexuality for a number of publications, particularly HerCanberra and RiotACT. Before this, I edited and wrote for Leiden, and in 2017 we published ‘Building a Conscious Wardrobe (and other fun things)’, a book championing conscious consumerism.
In addition to my own creative practice, I am engaged in a number of arts advocacy roles:
- I'm the Chair of MARION;
- a board member of the Stellar Company;
- a member of the Minister’s Creative Council;
- a mentor for the Audrey Fagan Board Traineeship; and
- an ambassador of the ACT Chief Minister’s Reading Challenge.
I am also an arts worker, supporting: