|Welcome to the website of author Emma Darwin. Here you can find out about Emma’s novels The Mathematics of Love and A Secret Alchemy. In Writing you can read about how they came to be written, and find reviews, extracts, guides for reading groups and further reading, and something about her short fiction. There’s a brief biography below, but click Biography if you want to know more about Emma herself. Contact has details of how to get in touch with her agent and her publishers, and lists other links that should be useful or simply interesting.
The Mathematics of Love and A Secret Alchemy are published by Headline Review in the UK and William Morrow in the US, and are available all round the world. News has the latest on Emma's fiction and what's happening in her writing life, but you can also drop in on This Itch of Writing, where Emma blogs about writing, reading, and anything else which occurs to her, including events she’s involved in.
A brief biography:
Emma Darwin was born and brought up in London, with interludes in Manhattan and Brussels. Her debut novel The Mathematics of Love was published in 2006.The Times described it as, “that rare thing, a book that works on every conceivable level. A real achievement” and theDaily Express called it “an addictive, engaging foray into historical fiction that leaves the reader believing in the art of perspective and the redemptive power of love.” The Mathematics of Love was shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writers and Goss First Novel awards, longlisted for the Prince Maurice Prize and the RNA Novel of the Year, and has been translated into many languages.
Emma’s second novel, A Secret Alchemy reached the Sunday Times Bestsellers list, and was named as one of The Times Top 50 Paperbacks of 2009. The Daily Mail called it “powerful and convincing”, and the Times “spellbinding”. Emma’s short fiction has been published and broadcast. She now lives in South East London, where she’s working on a third novel. If you ask her, she will admit to being a great-great-granddaughter of Charles Darwin and his wife Emma Wedgwood. For more about Emma, click here.