A Secret Sisterhood by Emma Claire Sweeney and Emily Midorikawa

A Secret Sisterhood: The Hidden Friendships of Austen, Brontë, Eliot and Woolf is a history of female literary friendships jointly authored by UEA Creative Writing graduates (and friends) Emma Claire Sweeney and Emily Midorikawa. With a foreword by Margaret Atwood, it has just been published by Aurum Press in the UK and will be published in the USA by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in October. Emma graduated from the MA in Creative Writing (Prose Fiction) in 2004, and has since won Arts Council, Royal Literary Fund and Escalator Awards for her writing. Her first novel Owl Song At Dawn was published by Legend Press last year and shortlisted for the 2017 BookHugger Book of the Year award. Emily graduated from the MA in Creative Writing (Prose Fiction) in 2005 and now teaches at City University and New York University’s London campus. Her novel A Tiny Speck Of Black And Then Nothing was a runner-up for the SI Leeds Literary Prize and winner of the 2015 Lucy Cavendish College Fiction Prize. Together they run the website Something Rhymed, which profiles the friendships of well-known female authors.

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