Emma Newman

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Emma Newman
Newman at Åcon 2018
Newman at Åcon 2018
OccupationWriter; Podcaster

Emma Newman is a British science fiction and fantasy writer, podcaster and audiobook narrator. Her award nominations include the British Fantasy Award (categories: "best fantasy novel", "best newcomer") for Between Two Thorns in 2014[1] and the Arthur C. Clarke Award for After Atlas in 2017.[2] Her Planetfall series was nominated for the 2020 Hugo Award for Best Series.[3]


Newman has published eleven novels and a collection of short fiction. Her hobbies include Live Action Role Playing and dressmaking.[4] She lives in Somerset, England.[5]

She is the co-creator, with her husband Peter Newman, of the Hugo Award winning[6] podcast Tea and Jeopardy. The podcast has over 70 episodes and revolve around Emma hosting another creator for a nice cup of tea and cake, while her scheming butler Latimer (played by Peter Newman) attempts to send them to their deaths at the end of the episode.

Audiobooks narrated by Newman include some of her own work (Planetfall, From Dark Places, Between Two Thorns, Any Other Name, All Is Fair), as well as novels, novellas, and short stories by other authors, largely in the genres of science-fiction and fantasy.[7]

Selected works[edit]

The Split Worlds – Urban fantasy[edit]

  • Between Two Thorns (2013) ISBN 1-682-30376-4 (nominated for the 2014 British Fantasy Society Award in two categories: "best fantasy novel" and "best newcomer")[1]
  • Any Other Name (2013) ISBN 1-682-30377-2
  • All Is Fair (2013) ISBN 1-682-30378-0
  • A Little Knowledge (2016) ISBN 1-682-30291-1
  • All Good Things (2017) ISBN 1-682-30616-X

Planetfall – Science fiction[edit]

Industrial Magic – Steampunk[edit]

Short fiction[edit]

Further reading[edit]

Critical studies and reviews of Newman's work
  • Between Two Thorns Di Filippo, Paul (January 2014). "On Books". Asimov's Science Fiction. 38 (1): 101–105.


  1. ^ a b "British Fantasy Awards 2014: the nominees". The British Fantasy Society. 6 June 2014. Retrieved 28 December 2017.
  2. ^ a b "The Arthur C. Clarke Award". The Arthur C. Clarke Award. Retrieved 27 November 2019.
  3. ^ "2020 Hugo Awards". World Science Fiction Society. Retrieved 12 April 2020.
  4. ^ "How LARP changed my life". Tor.com. 15 March 2017. Retrieved 28 December 2017.
  5. ^ "Emma Newman (@EmApocalyptic) | Twitter". twitter.com. Retrieved 21 November 2019.
  6. ^ "2017 hugo Awards". 11 August 2017.
  7. ^ "Audiobooks". Em's place. Retrieved 21 November 2019.
  8. ^ "2017 shortlist announced". Archived from the original on 10 July 2018. Retrieved 16 December 2017.

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