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Award-winning journalist and writer, Emma Cowing is working on her debut novel.

Emma Cowing is a journalist and author. She has written for titles including The Sunday Times, The Scotsman, The Guardian weekend magazine and the Spectator, and is currently Associate Editor (Features) of the Scottish Daily Mail. She is a former Feature Writer of the Year and two-time Interviewer of the Year at the Scottish Press Awards, and holds an Ochberg Fellowship from the Dart Centre of Journalism & Trauma at Columbia Journalism School, New York, for her work covering the war in Afghanistan and its aftermath.


Emma was longlisted for the 2023 Bath Novel Award and Blue Pencil First Novel Award, and shortlisted for the 2023 Cheshire Novel Prize. Her debut historical fiction novel is set in the forgotten world of Scotland’s Edwardian fairgrounds, and focuses in particular on its powerful women. It is inspired by her own family history.