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Emma Healey

UK flag (b.1985)

Emma Healey grew up in London where she completed her first degree in bookbinding (learning how to put books together but not how to write them). She graduated from the MA in Creative Writing: Prose at UEA in 2011. Elizabeth is Missing is her first novel.

Genres: Mystery
Costa Book Awards Best First Novel winner (2014) : Elizabeth Is Missing
Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction Best Book nominee (2015) : Elizabeth Is Missing
Betty Trask Award Best First Novel nominee (2015) : Elizabeth Is Missing
Desmond Elliott Prize Best Book nominee (2015) : Elizabeth Is Missing

Emma Healey recommends
Medea's Curse (2015)
(Natalie King, Forensic Psychiatrist, book 1)
Anne Buist
"A plot-twisting page-turner... I was completely gripped."
The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock (2018)
Imogen Hermes Gowar
"The richness and rhythm of the writing is irresistible."
Bitter Orange (2018)
Claire Fuller
"Incredibly atmospheric, vivid and intriguing. I had to keep reminding myself that I wasn't reading a forgotten classic."
Your Fault (2019)
Andrew Cowan
"Beautifully crafted, unsettling and vivid."
The Last House on Needless Street (2021)
Catriona Ward
"This book is tender rather than terrifying. Playful and sweet as well as sinister and thrilling, the creeping dread is tempered beautifully with humour and it ends being extremely emotionally impactful."

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