Emma Darwin

photo J P Masclet

Emma Darwin is the author of two historical novels: The Mathematics of Love (Headline Review, 2006) – which is possibly the only book ever to have been nominated simultaneously for the Commonwealth Writers’ Best First Book, and the RNA Novel of the Year – and A Secret Alchemy (Headline Review, 2009), while her non-fiction Get Started In Writing Historical Fiction was published by Teach Yourself / John Murray in 2016. She has a PhD in Creative Writing from Goldsmiths, and is a creative writing mentor and tutor with a hugely popular blog, This Itch of
Writing. As there is a bottomless well of fascination with all things Darwin, it invariably comes up in media coverage of Emma and her work, as well as in questions from the audience. She has given talks on creative thinking in the Darwin Wedgwood clan in Mexico and Spain, for Darwin Day in the UK, and for the National Trust at Vaughan Williams’ birthplace in Leith Hill Place.

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