Posted on 22nd August 2015

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Q&A with Emma Jane Unsworth

How would you describe Animals to a reading group? It’s about how friendships change as you get older. It’s about whether people – especially women – should stop doing certain things and start doing others when they hit a certain age, OR ELSE. It’s also full of filthy jokes. What inspired you to write Animals?

Posted on 20th August 2015

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Backlist: Emma Jane Unsworth

Hungry, the Stars and Everything Powerful writing with a fascinating background  Kate Fforde I was seven years old when I realised what I wanted most out of life: more. Passion has long since been a stranger to food critic Helen Burns. At 28, she is merely going through the motions – technically proficient, but emotionally…

Posted on 19th August 2015

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Reviews: Animals

I wish I had written this book . . . Withnail with girls (CAITLIN MORAN) One of COMPANY’s 50 Books You Need to Read Before You Die Animals by Emma Jane Unsworth review – pills, thrills and bellyaches  This is a book you’ll be talking about for years to come. It marks Unsworth as…

Posted on 18th August 2015

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Celebrating the winners of the 2015 Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize winners: Emma Jane Unsworth

Every week until the beginning of September, we’re celebrating one of this year’s Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize winning authors. This week we’re celebrating 2015 winner, Emma Jane Unsworth who won with her novel, Animals. “A wise and very funny novel of two best friends, and the other companion in their lives – booze. Unsworth writes of this…

Posted on 23rd June 2015

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Animals

“A wise and very funny novel of two best friends, and the other companion in their lives – booze. Unsworth writes of this manic duo with a gritty, unsentimental realism overlaid with a sharp, intelligent style, and real empathy for her subjects. A novel that examines the values – and perils – of friendship and…