Emma
Smith

Novelist and non-fiction writer

1923–2018



Emma Smith was born in 1923 in Newquay, Cornwall. Her first book, Maiden'sTrip, was published in 1948 and won the John Llewellyn Rhys Memorial Prize. Her second book, The Far Cry, was published the following year and awarded the James Tait Black Memorial Prize. She wrote four successful children's books, one of which, No Way of Telling, was runner-up for the Carnegie Gold Medal. She also published a number of short stories and, in 1978, her novel The Opportunity of a Lifetime. In 2008 The Great Western Beach, her memoir of her Cornish childhood, was published to widespread critical acclaim. 


Emma Smith was born in 1923 in Newquay, Cornwall. Her first book, Maiden'sTrip, was published in 1948 and won the John Llewellyn Rhys Memorial Prize. Her second book, The Far Cry, was published the following year and awarded the James Tait Black Memorial Prize. She wrote four successful children's books, one of which, No Way of Telling, was runner-up for the Carnegie Gold Medal. She also published a number of short stories and, in 1978, her novel The Opportunity of a Lifetime. In 2008 The Great Western Beach, her memoir of her Cornish childhood, was published to widespread critical acclaim.