In a list of the top novel debuts of 2016, Amazon Books named Emma Claire Sweeney as a Rising Star of 2016 for her novel Owl Song at Dawn. Hive also named her as a Rising Writer for July 2016. As the holidays draw near, don’t miss the opportunity to give the gift of one of the… Continue reading Emma Claire Sweeney Named As Amazon Rising Star of 2016, Hive’s Rising Writer 2016
“Owl Song At Dawn is set in Morecambe, which is only down the road from where I live. As a northern novel there are many iconic landmarks and references that I could easily associate with, such as The Midland Hotel where I only recently had afternoon tea, Brucciani’s that do wonderful coffees and ice creams,… Continue reading Brew and Books Review: Owl Song At Dawn
Owl Song at Dawn was reviewed by Litro Magazine: “Poignant and rich, and British as a stick of Morecombe rock, Owl Song at Dawn provides an insight into the hitherto hidden world of the severely disabled, and families who vehemently oppose their institutionalisation. Here, they become people with voices, not just statistics…the decision to convey Edie’s… Continue reading Book Review: Kit De Waal’ My Name Is Leon Vs Emma Claire Sweeney’ Owl Song At Dawn
Stylist magazine asked Emma for a booklist for a literary road trip with Owl Song at Dawn at the top. “Even if not in search of a holiday read for a staycation, it’s always pleasingly absorbing to immerse oneself in a story with plot twists and turns taking place within familiar landscapes. So here, starting with… Continue reading Owl Song at Dawn featured in ‘Books to Read on a Staycation’ roundup in Stylist magazine
If any of you are in the area tomorrow morning, it would be great to meet you in person at Chorleywood or Gerrard’s Cross bookshops, where I will be signing copies of Owl Song at Dawn in honour of its Guardian Not the Booker long listing. I’ll be at Chorleywood Bookshop (WD3 5NJ) from 10am… Continue reading Book Signing In Honor Of Not the Booker Longlist Nomination
Listen in here for Emma’s appearance on BBC Radio London’s Jo Good show discussing Owl Song at Dawn. Her segment begins at approximately 2:09:40.
My interview on Woman’s Hour about my debut novel, Owl Song at Dawn, and changing attitudes towards disability is available for download until August 30th. If you download the podcast, rather than stream it, you will get to hear an additional short interview in which I recommended my favourite novels that feature people with learning disabilities. This… Continue reading Feature on BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour
It was such a thrill for me to see my name next to that of Elizabeth Strout, one of my favourite contemporary writers on the longlist for the Guardian’s Not the Booker Prize. Unlike the Booker, this prize is judged by the public. In order to see your favourite book of the year reach the… Continue reading Emma Claire Sweeney Longlisted for the Guardian’s Not the Booker Prize: Vote Now!
After all those years cooped in my shed, Owl Song at Dawn has now made its way alone in the world for the past month. It’s been such a joy to hear of its safe landing in the hands of friends and strangers alike. Please do keep sharing your thoughts by posting online reviews on… Continue reading Owl Song at Dawn: A Month Since Release
Last week’s Northern Launch of Owl Song at Dawn proved to be a truly humbling affair. Thank you to all the very many of you who celebrated with me at the Williamson Art Gallery in my hometown of Birkenhead. Since the novel features a cast of characters with various different disabilities, it was great to showcase the different… Continue reading Owl Song at Dawn Wings its Way into the World