We Should Not Be Afraid Of The Sky is the third novel by Emma Hooper and has recently been published by Random House Canada. Emma was born in Canada and moved to England in 2004 after completing her BA in Music and Writing at the University of Alberta. She took an MA in Creative Writing at Bath Spa University before undertaking her PhD in Creative and Critical Writing at UEA, from which she graduated in 2010. Her debut novel Etta and Otto and Russel and James was published in 2015 by Fig Tree and in 24 countries worldwide. Her second novel Our Homesick Songs was published by Penguin in 2018 and was longlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize. As a musician Emma performs as solo artist Waitress for the Bees, a project which earned her a Finnish Cultural Knighthood.