Emma Jane Unsworth

Fiction Development

Emme Jane Unsworth

Emma Jane Unsworth is a BAFTA-nominated, BIFA-winning screenwriter and best-selling novelist.

Her third novel, Adults, was an instant Sunday Times bestseller when it was published in 2020. Emma adapted her second novel, Animals, into a feature film. The film, directed by Sophie Hyde and starring Holliday Grainger and Alia Shawkat, premiered at Sundance Film Festival in 2019. The same year, Emma won the BIFA for Best Debut Screenwriter for her script.

She is currently working on several television and film projects, including a new comedy commission for the BBC, a new drama for UKTV, and a new period drama produced by Scarlett Johansson. She was lead writer on Sky Atlantic’s Dreamland. She wrote an episode of Stephen Merchant’s The Outlaws for Amazon/BBC, for which she was nominated for a BAFTA.

Emma’s fourth novel, Slags, will be published in early 2025 by HarperCollins.

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Fiction Development

Funny Business: The Comedy Writing Room

Join your fellow writers in the Faber Academy Comedy Writing Room in this week-long course, where you’ll find the wit, warmth and laughter in your writing.



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1-5 days


Paul Dornan, Emma Jane Unsworth

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Monday 22 Jul 2024

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