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Emylia Hall, Author.


Emylia Hall is the author of four novels. The Book of Summers, a coming-of-age story inspired by childhood holidays, was published by Headline in 2012 and was one of the bestselling debuts of the year. It was a Richard and Judy Bookclub selection, and went on to be voted the favourite read of the summer by readers. It was translated into eight languages. A Heart Bent Out of Shape was published in 2013 and won the Novelicious Book of the Year Award. The Sea Between Us followed in 2015 and The Thousand Lights Hotel in 2017. With books set in rural Hungary, the Swiss Riviera, Cornwall’s far west and the Tuscan isle of Elba, her work is strongly influenced by place, and driven by an interest in how travel and landscape can help shape personal identity.

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Emylia Hall, Tutor.

Emylia’s writing and short fiction has appeared in a variety of publications, including Elle magazine, the Book Slam anthology Too Much Too Young, and broadcast on BBC Radio 6 Music. Emylia has taught creative writing workshops in Kigali, Zurich, at the University of Lausanne, and as a regular tutor for Arvon. In 2018-20 she was a Fellow for the Royal Literary Fund, based at the University of the West of England.  She is the founder of Mothership Writers offering writing workshops especially for new mums. She believes passionately in writing as a way of enriching life experience. She is at work on her fifth book - a murder mystery!

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Emylia Hall's Books.

If you like literary, commercial, upmarket women's fiction, reading group fiction, or romance you'll love Emylia Hall's novels.

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The Book of Summers

Beth Lowe has been sent a parcel. Inside is a letter informing her that her long-estranged mother has died, and a scrapbook Beth has never seen before.

A Heart Bent Out of Shape

When Hadley meets Kristina, a beautiful but elusive Danish girl, the two quickly form the strongest of bonds. Yet one November night, as the first snows of winter arrive in Lausanne, tragedy strikes.

The Sea Between Us

In a remote Cornish cove, on one of the last days of summer, Robyn Swinton is drowning. She is saved - just - by local boy Jago Winters, and it is a moment that will change both of them forever.

The Thousand Lights Hotel

 A heartbreaking story of loss, betrayal, and redemption, told with all the warmth and beauty of an Italian summer.

What Authors Say About Emylia Hall.

JM Coetzee

Susan Fletcher.

“A Heart Bent out of Shape is as tender and insightful as is it gripping. First love and a mysterious death – and the fears and intensities of both – are woven so deftly into the pages that I read late into the night. The novel speaks of life's value and potential – and of Hall's, as a writer.” 

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Hannah Beckerman.

“The Sea Between Us is that rare beast – a beautifully written, intricately observed love story that's both lyrical and enchanting. This is a novel that deserves to be savoured.”

Ali Smith

Rosie Walsh.

“Glorious... Luminous, lyrical, luscious. And what a story. I was transfixed.”

(On 'The Thousand Lights Hotel'.)

Emylia Hall at The Novelry.

When you sign up for a course at The Novelry you will be able to choose Emylia as your mentor and tutor.

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The practical equivalent of a Masters degree, to complete a novel to professional standard. Includes membership, the Classic course to create a big idea for your story, the Ninety Day Novel course to write your novel, and The Big Edit course to revise to publishing standard. 

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Daily lessons online to guide your novel writing every step of the way to 'The End'. Find your working practice. Live coaching sessions with your tutor to ensure the story is strong and you complete that novel this time and membership included. From £199 or $245.

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Book Your Session With Emylia.

If you're a member of The Novelry, you can book a tutoring call with Emylia Hall either as part of your Book in a Year Program, your Ninety Day Novel course, or The Big Edit, or as single session paid bolt-on call from just £75 at our booking page.

Members can book Feedback Sessions with Emylia Hall and get guidance on their written work via our booking page at £125 a session.

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