Emylia was born in 1978 and grew up in the Devon countryside, the daughter of an English artist and a Hungarian quilt-maker. After studying English & Related Literature at the universities of York and Lausanne, she spent five years working in a London ad agency, before moving to the French Alps. It was there that she began to write. Emylia now lives in Bristol with her husband, the comic-book writer and children's author, Robin Etherington, and young son. She is the author of The Book of Summers, which was a Richard & Judy Summer Book club pick in 2012, A Heart Bent Out of Shape and The Sea Between Us.
Praise for Emylia Hall: As tender and insightful as it is gripping... the sheer joy of being young and alive is shining out on every pageA novel that glints with passion, loss and doubt - Marie ClaireA joy to read - Sunday ExpressEnchanting and vivid... an amazing debut - Cosmopolitan