Emma Chapman

Agent: Antony Topping


Emma Chapman is a British writer, currently living in North Yorkshire.  She studied English Literature at Edinburgh University, and completed an MA in Creative Writing at Royal Holloway, where she was taught by Susanna Jones and Andrew Motion.

Since leaving university, she has lived in London, Western Australia and Indonesia.  In 2013, her first novel, HOW TO BE A GOOD WIFE, was published internationally to critical acclaim, with reviews in The Guardian, The Financial Times, and The New York Times, amongst others.  It was longlisted for the Dylan Thomas Prize and was chosen as a Target Book Club title.  Hilary Mantel called it ‘an impressive debut from a writer who shows insight and power’.

Her second novel, THE LAST PHOTOGRAPH, about a British war photographer’s experiences during the Vietnam War, was published by Picador in July 2016.  You can read an extract on the dedicated website for the novel here.

Emma also runs fiction masterclasses at Helmsley Arts Centre and is the co-founder of Your Editors, a business which offers academic and fiction editing services.

Books by Emma Chapman