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Emma Claire Sweeney Longlisted for the Guardian’s Not the Booker Prize: Vote Now!

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!

Owl Song at Dawn · Press & Reviews

Owl Song at Dawn Wings its Way into the World

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

Press & Reviews · Something Rhymed: celebrating female literary friendship

Double-Page Spread in the Independent on Sunday

‘Feel the Fear & Do It Anyway’: This was the headline of the feature on female friendship that I co-wrote with Emily Midorikawa for the Independent on Sunday. Why would such a celebratory subject attract this kind of headline? We focused specifically on friendships between feminists, and we’ve come to think that perhaps intellectual, political, and… Continue reading Double-Page Spread in the Independent on Sunday