Emma Healey

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Emma Constance C Healey
Born (1985-02-27) 27 February 1985 (age 34)
Alma materLondon College of Communication (BA)
University of East Anglia (MA)
Notable awardsCosta Book Award (2014)
Betty Trask Award (2015)

Emma Healey (born 27 February 1985)[citation needed] is a British novelist. Her debut novel, Elizabeth is Missing (2014) won the annual Costa Book Award, Best First Novel.[1][2]

Born in London, Healey completed a foundation year at Central Saint Martins before graduating with a BA in Book Arts and Crafts from the London College of Communication.[3] She graduated from the University of East Anglia with an MA in creative writing (prose fiction) in 2011.[4]



  • 2014: Elizabeth is Missing
  • 2018: Whistle in the Dark


  1. ^ "Costa Book Awards: Elizabeth is Missing by Emma Healey wins coveted first novel award". The Independent. Retrieved 5 January 2015.
  2. ^ Vincent, Alice (5 January 2015). "Wartime adaptation of Five Children and It wins in Costa Book Award categories". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 20 January 2015.
  3. ^ "Shortlist for the 2014 Costa Novel Award" (PDF). Retrieved 5 January 2015.
  4. ^ "Best-selling author praised for depiction of dementia". The Guardian. Retrieved 5 January 2015.

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