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, A Long Sound, A Low Sound, 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.