Emma Chapman was born in 1985 and grew up in Manchester. She studied English Literature at Edinburgh University, followed by a Masters in Creative Writing at Royal Holloway, University of London. After university, she travelled in Scandinavia, and she currently lives in Perth, Western Australia.
At the end of 2012, we invited some of our debut authors for 2013 to come and record a podcast. Here's the first one, where the lovely Emma Chapman, author of How To Be a Good Wife,talks about where her ideas for the novel came from and reads from the book - fantastically well, might we add. Enjoy.
Posted By Rosanna Boscawen on Thursday 3rd Jan 2013
On the publication of her first novel, How To Be A Good Wife, and her upcoming nuptials, Emma Chapman uses famous literary marriages to reflect on womanhood and wifeliness, and where the two intersect.
Posted By Rosanna Boscawen on Thursday 13th Dec 2012
Emma Chapman's first novel How To Be a Good Wifewill be published by Picador in January 2013, and it's already caused quite a stir by garnering praise from the great and the good - including the Booker winning Hilary Mantel. We think it's brilliant, too. Read on for Emma's favourite books past and present.