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The Mathematics of Love

A Secret Alchemy

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Emma elsewhere

  • on PINTEREST
  • at WRITING HISTORICAL NOVELS
    New blog which is about exactly what it says on the tin, with daily posts by bestselling novelists from the UK, US and Australia, plus guests
  • at emmadarwin.com
    My official website, for contact details, full bio and more about my work
  • on TWITTER
  • on FACEBOOK
    At Emma Darwin Author (though I admit it needs a bit of TLC when I get the time)
  • at THE WORD CLOUD
    Writing forum hosted by the editorial agency and course provider Writers Workshop
  • at WRITE/WORDS
    One of the best and nicest of the online writing forums.
  • at THE HISTORY GIRLS
    Fantastic group blog of nearly thirty successful authors of historical fiction
  • at VULPES LIBRIS
    One of the best booky blogs around - notably ecletic and engaging.

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Biography

Emma Darwin is a novelist and short story writer. She was born in London and brought up there, with interludes in Manhattan and Brussels. After an education which involved a lot of history, a lot of reading and a degree in Drama and Theatre Arts, she worked in academic publishing for a while.

Despite being diverted into a photographic darkroom for a few years she wrote her way towards becoming a full-time writer. Her first novel The Mathematics of Love was published in 2006. It was short- and long-listed for various prizes, including the Commonwealth Writers' Best First Book, and translated into many languages. Her second novel, A Secret Alchemy, was published in November 2008 and reached the bestseller lists. Along the way she acquired first an MPhil and now a PhD in Creative Writing, enough novels in manuscript to prop up several table legs, and a Bridport and other prizes for her short stories.

Emma is also an Associate Lecturer in Creative Writing for the Open University, and a senior editor with Writer's Workshop, and has appeared at numerous literary festivals. With all that going on she's rather forgotten what she does when she's not writing: living in London, there are more theatres and art galleries than is easy to keep up with, and even walking through the streets is a perennial pleasure. Given more time, holidays involve a camera and some ancient stone buildings or grand scenery.