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Emma Henderson

Emma is a writer and was shortlisted for the Orange Prize for her debut novel.

Emma's first novel, Grace Williams Says It Loud (Sceptre, 2010), won the McKitterick Prize and was shortlisted for the Orange Prize, the Wellcome Book Prize, the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize for Best First Book and the Authors’ Club First Novel Award, as well as being runner-up for the Mind Book of the Year.

Emma went to school in London and studied at Somerville College, Oxford and Yale University. She wrote publisher’s blurbs for two years, then spent a decade teaching English in comprehensive schools and further education colleges, before moving to the French Alps where, for six years, she ran a ski and snowboard lodge. She now lives in Derbyshire and is a lecturer in English and Creative Writing at Keele University.

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Opportunities to see Emma Henderson

19.30 - 21.00 Friday 17th

Emma Henderson - The Valentine House

Emma Henderson's entrancing novel about a young French girl and the English family who invade her Alpine village and her life.

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