Emma Hooper

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Raised in Alberta, Canada, Emma Hooper brought her love of music and literature to the UK, where she received a doctorate in Musico-Literary studies at the University of East-Anglia and currently lectures at Bath Spa University. A musician, Emma performs as the solo artist Waitress for the Bees and plays with a number of bands. She lives in Bath, UK, but goes home to Canada to cross-country ski whenever she can. She is the author of Etta and Otto and Russell and James and Our Homesick Songs.

Photograph by Martin Tompkins

Books by this Author

Our Homesick Songs
Etta and Otto and Russell and James


Author Revealed

Q. Do you have one sentence of advice for new writers?

A. Show don't tell. Over and over and over.

Q. What comment do you hear most often from your readers?

A. "but... what REALLY happened at the end?"

Q. Is there a book you love to reread?

A. Ocean Sea by Alessandro Baricco

Q. What was/is your favorite job?

A. The three jobs I have: Author, Musician, Academic.

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