Emma Healey

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Emma Healey
BornEmma Constance Healey
February 27, 1985 (age 35–36)
London, England
Alma materLondon College of Communication (BA)
University of East Anglia (MA)
Notable awardsCosta Book Award (2014)
Betty Trask Award (2015)

Emma Constance Healey (born February 27, 1985)[1] is a British novelist. Her debut novel, Elizabeth is Missing (2014) won the annual Costa Book Award, Best First Novel.[2][3]

Life and career[edit]

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.[4] She graduated from the University of East Anglia with an MA in creative writing (prose fiction) in 2011.[5]



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


  1. ^ "Emma Healey – Literature". literature.britishcouncil.org. Retrieved 6 December 2019.
  2. ^ "Costa Book Awards: Elizabeth is Missing by Emma Healey wins coveted first novel award". The Independent. Retrieved 5 January 2015.
  3. ^ 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.
  4. ^ "Shortlist for the 2014 Costa Novel Award" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 5 January 2015.
  5. ^ "Best-selling author praised for depiction of dementia". The Guardian. Retrieved 5 January 2015.

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