Emma Healey grew up in London and received a degree in book binding from an art college. She then worked for two libraries, two bookshops, two art galleries and two universities. She moved to Norwich in 2010 to study for a MA in creative writing at UEA. Her first book, Elizabeth Is Missing, was published in 2014 and received the Costa First Novel Award.
Stonewall 25: The Making of the Lesbian and Gay Community in Britain