Emma is a writer working across theatre and live performance, digital and broadcast platforms and literature. She is also a producer, director and facilitator on her own projects and for media, arts and culture organisations.
Emma’s work is inspired and influenced by the cross-discipline nature of her working life and the varied influence of her life and work experiences, which include – growing up in London and Yorkshire, being of mixed ethnicity parentage, growing up a mixed-class, previously training and working as an actor and having over a hundred different jobs, part-time jobs and projects to her name. Emma is also a huge music fan and draws upon music and lyrics for many aspects of her work.
Some of Emma’s most recent and other notable work includes: 'ChipShoptheMusical' (a grime-meets-brass, site-specific show that toured fish & chip restaurants in Northern England); 'Baby Girl' (Emma’s debut YA/crossover novel, which won a Northern Writers’ Award and was Commended in the Faber & Faber FAB Prize); 'After Words' (a looping, interactive short story for 11-16s, which was part of the Nesta Alternarratives Prize 2020 cohort); 'The Change' (Emma’s forthcoming second novel, which was longlisted in the SI Leeds Literary Prize); 'The Birth of Venus and Gone '(two monologues for the teen audience, which Emma produced for BBC iPlayer during the 2020 summer lockdown); 'Sasha’s Contact Meeting' (which Emma produced for BBC iPlayer and for which she received a BAFTA nomination).
You can find out more about Emma and her work at her website emmahillwrites.com and she’s on Instagram and Twitter @emmahillwrites.