Emma has worked as a bookseller, in arts and university administration, and as a research assistant on two Australian gardening history books.Her short stories have won awards, and have appeared in The Age, Griffith Review, Sleepers Almanac and Etchings. She is working on her second novel.
The Floating Garden is a beautiful novel evoking the hardships and the glories of 1920s Sydney. It tells the little-known story of those who faced upheaval because of the famous bridge. Peopled by misfits, bohemians, charlatans, and fly-by-nighters, The Floating Garden is about shedding secrets, seizing second chances, and finding love among the ruins.