Emily’s short story ‘My Girl’, which won first place in the Bristol short story prize in 2011, is due to be broadcast on BBC Radio 4 on Friday 29th March 2013, at 3.45 pm. It opens a short series of stories celebrating the range of writers and talents attracted to the prize.
In ‘My Girl’, a mother watches from the corner as her daughter fights in a brutal boxing match: ‘My job is to stop the blood, cool her off, wash her down’. As the punches land, memories come like blows.
Reader: Lynda Rooke
Producer: Sara Davies
Since winning the Bristol short story prize, Emily has been finishing a novel as part of her Creative Writing PhD with the Open University. Set in 1950s London, it also has a boxing theme. she is also currently working on a collection of short stories.