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Emma Claire Sweeney Named As Amazon Rising Star of 2016, Hive’s Rising Writer 2016

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

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Brew and Books Review: Owl Song At Dawn

“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

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Book Review: Kit De Waal’ My Name Is Leon Vs Emma Claire Sweeney’ 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

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Owl Song at Dawn featured in ‘Books to Read on a Staycation’ roundup in Stylist magazine

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

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Book Signing In Honor Of Not the Booker Longlist Nomination

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

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Feature on BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour

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