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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Emily Spurr's first novel,  A Million Things, was shortlisted for the Victorian Premier's Unpublished Manuscript Prize, voted BookBrowse Best Debut Novel of 2021, long-listed for the 2022 Margaret & Collin Roderick Literary Award and Highly Commended for the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 is Emily's second novel (released September 2023).

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