Emma Hooper is an author, musician and academic. Her debut novel, Etta and Otto and Russell and James, has been published in 23 territories and 18 languages. Her next book, Our Homesick Songs, will be published by Penguin Canada in 2018.
Her viola-accordion-saw-and-loop-pedal solo act Waitress For The Bees has earned her a Finnish Cultural knighthood and her quartet Stringbeans have performed with Peter Gabriel, The Heavy, Newton Faulkner and many others.
She teaches pop-music sociology at Bath Spa university. Although Emma lives in the UK, she visits home in Alberta to cross-country ski as often as she can.