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Emily Winslow

Emily's the author of a Cambridge-set series of crime novels (The Whole World, The Start of Everything, The Red House, Look For Her) and the memoir Jane Doe January. Her detective novels have been called “brilliant” (The Washington Post), “vivid” (Parade Magazine), and “dazzling” (Shelf Awareness), and Publishers Weekly called her memoir “powerfully redemptive.” Her books have been published by Random House, HarperCollins, Allison & Busby, and Shanghai Translation Publishing House.

Emily loves helping emerging writers to find their own voices and paths, guiding them to discover how they naturally work best and what's most important to them. She's Course Director of Cambridge University's Crime and Thriller Writing master's degree and has taught both the Certificate and Diploma in creative writing at Cambridge's Institute of Continuing Education at Madingley Hall.

Her new book, Time to Write, teaches about how to write, from metaphors and point of view to receiving critique and publishing.

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“Emily Winslow is a precise and expert analyst of the darkest parts of the human psyche.” -internationally bestselling author Sophie Hannah

"Emily is a fun and innovative tutor, and you never know what to expect. Her passion, generosity and sound advice have stayed with me. I loved every minute of her lessons." Sandra Lopez, student

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