About Emily


Emily Winslow lives in Cambridge, England. She’s the author of a Cambridge-set series of crime novels (The Whole World, The Start of Everything, The Red House, Look For Her), the memoir Jane Doe January, and a writing book called Time to Write. Her books have been published by Random House, HarperCollins, Allison & Busby, and Shanghai Translation Publishing House, and have been called “brilliant” (The Washington Post), “vivid” (Parade magazine) and “dazzling” (Shelf Awareness).

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

Emily trained as an actor at Carnegie Mellon University’s prestigious drama conservatory and earned a master’s degree in museum studies from Seton Hall University. For six years she wrote for Games magazine, creating increasingly elaborate and lavishly illustrated logic puzzles. She lives with her husband and two sons, and teaches at the University of Cambridge Institute of Continuing Education at beautiful Madingley Hall, where she is the Course Director for Cambridge’s MSt degree in Crime & Thriller Writing.

“For Winslow, the story is central….Everyone has a part to play, every voice counts, every viewpoint is important, and no one person is the star. Winslow uses this literary device to convey the unreliability of memory, the potential incoherence of differing points of view and the challenging process of piecing together the disparate pieces of a puzzle….[She’s] a sophisticated storyteller with compelling and unsettling books.” –Rosalind Esche for Dear Reader

Emily is represented by Cameron McClure  at the Donald Maass Literary Agency
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Emily can be reached at ew@emilywinslow.com


ARTICLES BY EMILY

MARCH
2018
CrimeReads | The Comfort of Crime Novels
by Emily Winslow
OCTOBER 2023 Does Daydreaming Count as Work?
by Emily Winslow
OCTOBER 2023 What skills do you need to write a novel?
by Emily Winslow
OCTOBER 2023 Do you need to know the ending to write the beginning?
by Emily Winslow
OCTOBER 2023 Will ‘Time to Write’ help you write a memoir?
by Emily Winslow
OCTOBER 2023 How to choose which publishers to submit to
by Emily Winslow
OCTOBER 2023 Why I teach writing
by Emily Winslow
OCTOBER
2017
Jealousy and Grief in ‘Look for Her’
by Emily Winslow
MAY
2016
New York Times | The Saga of my Rape Kit
by Emily Winslow
JULY
2016
The Guardian | How Much Should I Tell My Children
by Emily Winslow
JUNE
2016
YOU Magazine in the Mail on Sunday | A Writer Reveals…
by Emily Winslow

INTERVIEWS WITH EMILY

OCTOBER 2023 Three Questions and a Cover
OCTOBER 2023 Lisa Haselton
OCTOBER 2023 Jill Sheets
OCTOBER 2023 The Muffin
AUGUST
2021
Dear Reader
Emily Winslow talks about writing crime fiction
FEBRUARY
2018
Book Club Girl MARCH
2018
Colloquium
What Would We Do Without Them?
MARCH
2018
Reading Corner
Failure, Glamour, Satire, Advice, and Kidnapping: authors favorite novels about authors
MARCH
2018
That’s What She’s Reading
Two Cats, Six Dogs, and a Parrot: Writers with Pets
FEBRUARY
2018
Quiet Fury Books FEBRUARY
2018
A Blue Million Books
FEBRUARY
2018
Aurora B’s Book Blog JULY
2016
Novels Alive
JULY
2016
Auntie Em Writes
by Marni Graff
JUNE
2016
The Times
by Hilary Rose
JUNE
2016
Pop Sugar
by Nadya Agrawal
JUNE
2016
Trib Live
by Rege Behe
JUNE
2016
Littsburgh
by Rege Behe
JUNE
2016
Aunt Agatha’s Mystery Bookshop
by Jamie Agnew
MAY
2016
Omnivoracious
In Conversation with Sophie Hannah
MAY
2016
Bustle
by Stephanie Topacio Long
JANUARY
2014
Female First
by Lucy Moore
JUNE
2013
The Bookseller
with Sophie Hannah
MAY
2013
Writer’s Market
by Robert Lee Brewer
MARCH
2013
ExPat Focus
by Toni Hargas
APRIL
2011
Sea Minor
by Nigel P. Bird
MARCH
2009
New York Times | Great Homes & Destinations
by Abigail Saltmarsh

PODCASTS WITH EMILY

FEBRUARY
2024
Get Writing
with Liz Mugavero
JANUARY
2024
Online for Authors
with Teri M. Brown
NOVEMBER
2023
Get Lit(erate)
with Stephanie Affinito
JUNE
2023
Dear Reader podcast part 1
with Rosalind Esche
JUNE
2023
Dear Reader podcast part 2
with Rosalind Esche
MAY
2018
BlogTalk Radio’s Fran Lewis re Look for Her
JUNE
2016
White Wine True Crime
with Caitlin Cutt and Kari Martin
JULY
2016
BEATRICE True Stories
with Ron Hogan
JULY
2016
BlogTalk Radio’s True Murder
with Dan Zupansky
MAY
2016
HarperAudio Presents
with Ana Maria Allessi
JUNE
2016
Cambridge105 BookTalk
with Leigh Chambers
MAY
2016
WESA Pittsburgh NPR
with Paul Guggenheimer
JULY
2016
BBC World Service “Outlook”
with Jo Fidgen
JULY
2016
Generation Why
with Aaron Habel
AUGUST
2016
Crimebeat
with Ron Chepesiuk
NOVEMBER
2015
Bookmark, Cambridge 105
with Leigh Chambers and Menna Van Praag