Emma Neale is the author of six novels and six collections of poetry. Her most recent novel, Billy Bird (2016) was short-listed for the Acorn Prize at the Ockham NZ Book Awards and long-listed for the Dublin International Literary Award. Emma has received a number of literary fellowships, residencies and awards, including the Lauris Edmond Memorial Award for a Distinguished Contribution to New Zealand Poetry 2020. The Pink Jumpsuit, her first collection of short stories, was long-listed for the Acorn Prize at the Ockham New Zealand Book Awards. Her novel Fosterling is in script development with Sandy Lane Productions, under the title Skin. Emma lives and works in Ōtepoti/Dunedin, where she works as a freelance editor.