" 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. "
Emma Chapman, author of The Last Photograph, on the research trip to Vietnam which took her in directions she could never have imagined.
We've picked out our favourite Icelandic and Scandinavian stories – may this be the start of a new reading journey!
Hannah Kohler, author of The Outside Lands, on the books that inspired her portrayal of 1960s America and the Vietnam War.
Earlier this summer, Emma Chapman, author of How To Be a Good Wife, set off on an epic trip around the UK's independent bookshops. Now back at home in Jakarta, she tells us what she learned about the independent book trade.
Emma Chapman, author of How To Be a Good Wife, is embarking on an epic trip. Starting at the end of June 2014, she will be visiting as many independent bookshops as she can in one month. This maps shows the bookshops she plans to visit, and the dates you can find her there. Subject to change!
Planning to read more in 2014? This might help: fifteen of the picador.com editors’ favourite books you can easily read in a week. *Not the same week, unless you’re a speed reader extraordinaire.
From Muswell Hill to Sydenham, Hampstead to Crystal Palace, south Charing Cross Road to north Charing Cross Road, we journeyed: author, editor and agent, bringing books and booze to say thank you to the independent booksellers of London.
From hilarious Bridget Jones quotes to the wise words of Cormac McCarthy, we have compiled a list of ten things that ten different Picador books have taught us about that little word.
Emma Chapman reads from her novel and talks to her editor Francesca Main about where it all began.
Emma Chapman, author of How To Be A Good Wife, uses famous literary marriages to reflect on womanhood and wifeliness, and where the two intersect.
Emma Chapman's first novel How To Be a Good Wife was published by Picador in January 2013. Read on for Emma's favourite books past and present.
I still remember the tingly feeling of anticipation that I felt as I read the first page of the manuscript for Emma Chapman’s incredible debut novel, How To Be a Good Wife.
I still remember the tingly feeling of anticipation that I felt as I read the first page of the manuscript for Emma Chapman’s incredible debut novel, How To Be a Good Wife. It was there even from the first few lines...
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200352103476747 - 9 months ago
Tonight, I will be at Urmston Bookshop in Manchester showing the photos that inspired my novel along with author William Ryan. Do come along if you're free - it starts at 7pm!
I'm hitting the this week for a book tour with author William Ryan. Please call in to any of the following events if you're in the area!
Wednesday 5th October - 7pm - Urmston Library with Urmston Bookshop
Thursday 6th October - 2pm - Shaw Hill Golf Resort & Spa Hotel with ebb & flo bookshop, Chorley
Thursday 6th October - 7.30pm - Booka Bookshop, Oswestry
Friday 7th October - 7.30pm - Crickhowell Library with Crickhowell Literary Festival and [book-ish]
Phew! Look forward to seeing you there xx
200352103476747 - 10 months ago
EEK - My event at Helmsley Arts Centre is tonight! So excited...looking forward to chatting about The Last Photograph. The bar will be open and it's very relaxed, so pop along...
Absolutely love Roald Dahl and the below quote from Matilda. I think The Twits is my favourite. What's everyone else's?
Only two days until my event at Helmsley Arts Centre - so looking forward to it. Tickets and books will be available on the door!
WRITERS ASK WRITERS: A Day in the Literary Life of... - 3 years ago
This month in our 'Writers Ask Writers' blog series, we've asked: which other writer, living or dead, we would like to be for a day? I'd also like to welcome our guest blogger, Kirsten Krauth, author of newly published Just A Girl who blogs over at Wild Colonial Girl. When Sara Foster first suggested this topic, I was excited. I thought of all the literary greats who I imagined spending more time 'living' than actually writing. Did I want to be Ernest Hemingway, who wrote standing up in pencil before typing anything, and took a one mile swim without fail every day? Or Henry Miller, who made sure to enjoy dinner with friends or explore his local area on foot in the evening?
I'll show you mine, if you show me yours... - 3 years ago
New home...new office - and I've been taking the transformation of mine relatively seriously. If it's a nice relaxing environment, I will want to go in there every morning and work - right? Decorating the office is like working, while actually avoiding it. It was a lot of fun and I think it's worth it.First, I'll show you what it looked like when I started. It was our spare bedroom, and although the colours were nice, it wasn't somewhere I'd want to work. (There's a desk round that corner by the way, a small one).
Recommended Blogs (and thanks!) - 3 years ago
This time last week, I found out that How To Be A Good Wife has been longlisted for the Dylan Thomas Prize and I was utterly thrilled.
An Update...Wedding, An International Move, A Longlisting - 3 years ago
WRITERS ASK WRITERS: Books That Changed Me - 4 years ago
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