Emma Michelle is a Canberra-born Melbourne writer.

Her work has been published by places like Going Down Swinging, Kill Your Darlings, and Lonely Planet. In 2020 her short story “Metronomy” was shortlisted for the Apollo Bay WordFest Short Story Award. She won the Freedom to Write Freefall Scholarship in 2018, and her short story “Like Siamese” was longlisted for the Birdcatcher Books Short Story Award in 2016.

In 2017 she self-published Watching Cartoons with Boys: a collection of short stories and personal essays that explored the intersections between animation, pop culture, and relationships. It received glowing reviews from Ramona Magazine and Underground Writers.

Emma is also interested in work of J. D. Salinger (especially his depictions of grief and trauma). She wrote a minor thesis for a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) at the ANU in 2012 that examined Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye and “Seymour: An Introduction” as narratives of unresolved grief.