Emily Benet is a London-based author who has Welsh and Spanish parents. She moved between London and Barcelona in her childhood.
Benet has written three notable books, Shopgirl Diaries, Spray Painted Bananas, and "#PleaseRetweet". Spray Painted Bananas was republished in September 2014 by Harper Impulse, an imprint of Harper Collins and renamed the Temp. #PleaseRetweet is her latest book, published in August 2015.
She lists herself as a Wattpad sensation after her book received over one million hits, which led to her signing with a literary agent: MBA. She has a two-book deal with Harper Impulse.
Her debut novel, Shopgirl diaries, began as a blog about working in her parents' chandelier shop and was commissioned as a book by Salt Publishing. It was also made into a short film starring Blake Harrison from the Inbetweeners, Katy Wix and Annette Badland. The short film was selected for The London Short Film Festival in January 2014.