She grew up in south-west London before studying English at Oxford and Playwriting Studies at Birmingham. In her twenties she edited and wrote for charity and magazine websites, and scripted audio magazines for people with a learning disability. She has travelled extensively in Europe, North America and Asia. She lives in Wales with her husband and their two daughters.
She's a regular contributor to BBC Radio 4 and BBC Radio 4 Extra (sometimes as Miranda Davies) where she specialises in adapting books for dramatic serialisation.
She is currently undertaking a PhD at Cardiff University in the history of BBC radio adaptation examining the dramatic adaptation of un-English writers originating from Wales, Ireland, Nigeria and India.
Her travel memoir Fragrant Heart was published by Summersdale in 2014. Her first novel Miss Treadway and the Field of Stars will be published by 4th Estate in the UK and HarperCollins in the US and Canada in 2017.Miranda is represented for fiction and non fiction by Caroline Hardman at Hardman & Swainson. She's MirandaEmmerson on Twitter...
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