New Authors     New Books     Coming Soon     Most Popular     Top Authors    
     New Books     Coming Soon     
Emma Jane Unsworth's picture

Emma Jane Unsworth



Emma Jane Unsworths first novel Hungry, the Stars and Everything (Hidden Gem) won a Betty Trask Award from the Society of Authors and was shortlisted for the Portico Prize 2012. Her short story I Arrive First was included in The Best British Short Stories 2012 (Salt). She has worked as a journalist, a columnist for The Big Issue, and a barmaid. Her second novel Animals was published by Canongate in May 2014 and won a Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize 2015. She is writing a third novel, as well as the screenplay of Animals, which has been optioned by BAFTA-nominated producer Sarah Brocklehurst and awarded development funding by the BFI.
 
Awards
Betty Trask Award Best First Novel winner (2011) : Hungry, the Stars and Everything
Betty Trask Award Best First Novel nominee (2012) : Hungry, the Stars and Everything


Emma Jane Unsworth recommends
thumb
Treats (2016)
Lara Williams
"What a wonderful collection, very smart and VERY funny."
thumb
Not Working (2016)
Lisa Owens
"Owens is a comic genius and a beautiful writer. Not Working is so clever and original, pithy and poignant, capturing the voice of a bright, lost generation."
thumb
Harmless Like You (2016)
Rowan Hisayo Buchanan
"What a beautiful book. So measured and confident for a debut - really impressive stuff."
thumb
Stronger Than Skin (2017)
Stephen May
"Full of warmth with a dark, complex heart."
thumb
Making Space (2017)
Sarah Tierney
"Dark, sharp, tender."
thumb
Oola (2017)
Brittany Newell
"It's the kind of book you want to linger in and never leave; the kind of book that DOES things to you . . . I adored it."
thumb
The Gods of Love (2018)
Nicola Mostyn
"Adventurous, magical, and very, very funny!"
thumb
The Water Cure (2018)
Sophie Mackintosh
"Otherworldly, brutal and poetic: a feminist fable set by the sea, a female Lord of the Flies. It felt like a book I'd been waiting to read for a long time."

Visitors to this page also looked at these authors