She has been awarded an Australian Society of Authors Emerging Writers’ and Illustrators’ Mentorship for her fiction writing, and has been shortlisted for Hachette Australia’s Manuscript Development Program and Varuna’s Publisher Introduction Program. In 2018, she was awarded a Bundanon Trust artist residency as well as a Moreland Writers residency, to develop her third novel, The Piano.
Emily’s short stories have been short listed for a number of literary awards, including the 2019 Margaret River Short Story Competition, the 2017 Bristol Short Story Prize, the Alan Marshall Short Story Award, Overland’s Fair Australia Prize and the Elyne Mitchell Writing Awards.
She has written for publications, The Age, Meanjin, Kill Your Darlings, Archer, Feminartsy, The Victorian Writer, Mamamia, Shine, Metro and Screen Education magazines.
When she isn’t hunched over her computer, writing, she enjoys cycling and letting loose with her wonderful children, family and friends.