Emma Neale works in Dunedin as a freelance editor and runs creative writing workshops. She has published five novels and four volumes of poetry, as well as editing three anthologies of poetry. She has won a number of fellowships and awards, and her manuscript of The Truth Garden won the Kathleen Grattan Poetry Award 2011. Emmas work was selected for Best New Zealand Poems 2002, 2007, 2009 and 2014, and she was runner-up in the inaugural Sarah Broom Poetry Award 2014.
"[Emma Neale] knows how to use an array of language skills, sometimes dazzling, sometimes quietly so apt and right for the fit-to-feeling that one takes in the reading a fine hit of heart-stopping moments." Michael Harlow