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Emma Hooper is a Canadian writer.[1] She is most noted for her 2018 novel Our Homesick Songs, which was named as a longlisted nominee for the 2018 Scotiabank Giller Prize.[2]

Born and raised in Alberta, Hooper moved to England in 2004 after completing her B.A. in music and writing at the University of Alberta.[1] She completed an M.A. in creative writing at Bath Spa University before undertaking a Ph.D. in creative and critical writing at the University of East Anglia, which she completed in 2010.[3] She subsequently taught at Bath Spa University. Her debut novel Etta and Otto and Russell and James was published in 2015,[4] and was a shortlisted finalist for the First Novel Award.[5] Our Homesick Songs followed in 2018.[6]


  • Etta and Otto and Russell and James (2015)
  • Our Homesick Songs (2018)


  1. ^ a b "How a move to England helped Emma Hooper write about Saskatchewan". The Globe and Mail, February 22, 2015.
  2. ^ "Esi Edugyan, Patrick deWitt, Tanya Tagaq among 12 authors longlisted for 2018 Scotiabank Giller Prize". CBC Books, September 17, 2018.
  3. ^ "Creative Writing News". University of East Anglia. Retrieved 26 September 2018.
  4. ^ "Etta and Otto and Russell and James by Emma Hooper – fairytale friendships and the great outdoors". The Guardian, January 29, 2015.
  5. ^ "Alix Hawley's All True Not A Lie In It wins First Novel Award". The Globe and Mail. May 21, 2015. Retrieved September 17, 2018.
  6. ^ "Emma Hooper’s book about Newfoundland, Our Homesick Songs, is ‘lovely and lyrical’". Toronto Star, August 3, 2018.

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