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Picture of Emily Spurr, author. White woman with short medium dark hair, staring directly at the viewer with a half smile on her face.

Emily Spurr


Originally from Tasmania, Emily lives in Melbourne, Australia, with her partner, their twins and the ghost of a deaf, geriatric cat.

Emily Spurr's first novel,  A Million Things, was shortlisted for the Victorian Premier's Unpublished Manuscript Prize, voted BookBrowse Best Debut Novel of 2021, long-listed for the 2022 Margaret & Collin Roderick Literary Award and Highly Commended for the 2022 Barbara Jefferis Award. It has been published in Australasia, North America,  Europe, the UK, China and Taiwan.

Beatrix & Fred, Emily Spurr's second novel, was reviewed  by The Weekend Australian as "one the most unique and curious novels of 2023, and that is precisely what makes it one of the best." A wild and darkly humorous tale, it will have you contemplating what it is to be human.

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