Emily Phillips' two main life goals have always been: to write a book and to have a baby. As Grazia's Features Director, she's helped change the law to close the pay gap, written on everything from over-committing to egg donation, and interviewed the likes of Amy Poehler and Jane Birkin. Her career highlight was when Jamie Dornan told her (while taking his top off) that his murderous character in The Fall would've found her 'right up his street'. She lives in London with her husband and two cats.Her first novel, TRYING, is a hugely funny and searingly honest comedy about what to expect when you're not expecting.
Funny and warm and brilliant - Lucy VineA deeply moving and raw story, told with great humour. An assured debut from Emily Phillips. - Louise O'Neill, author of 'Asking for It' and 'Only Ever Yours'Captures that painful, haywire feeling of wanting something so badly and the all-consuming nature of trying but not getting. - Helen Russell