Published by Reflex Press, Human Terrain is Emily’s third book to be published following her 2011 Bristol Short Story Prize win.
From the publisher’s website: “Human Terrain deals with female voices and working-class existences, ordinary lives transformed by loss and love… Stories full of dark humour and deep tenderness that depict the characters’ struggles to understand their place in the world.”
Emily won the 2011 BSSP with her story, My Girl. She was subsequently signed by the Johnson & Alcock literary agency, and went on to have her first novel, The Longest Fight, published by Myriad Editions in 2015. It was shortlisted for the Cross Sports Book Awards and listed in The Independent’s Paperbacks of the Year. Inside the Beautiful Inside, her second novel, published last year, is based on the true story of James Norris. Norris was an American marine who was chained to a stake for fourteen years in Bethlem Hospital for the Insane in London in the early nineteenth century.
Many congratulations to Emily. It is great to see her work finding more and more readers.
Emily’s 2011 BSSP winning story is available in our Volume 4 anthology, here: https://www.tangentbooks.co.uk/shop/bristol-short-story-prize-volume-4