Emma Bolger

Emma Bolger

Website at: www.emmabolger.co.uk
Twitter: @bolger_emma

I teach creative writing for The Open University in Scotland. My short stories and plays (some award-winning) have been published and produced worldwide. I live in Glasgow, Scotland, with my husband and young son.


Emma Bolger in 60 seconds

When did you start writing?

1984 - I sill have my primary school 'story folder'

What do you love about short stories?

I enjoy short-short fiction as it gives me the opportunity to zoom in on the smaller story that is lodged inside the bigger picture

Do you write in other forms?

Yes, I also write for the stage

What distracts you from writing?


Outside of writing, what are your other passions?

Careers - I'm also a careers adviser and labour market researcher

What is your favourite book?

Three Men on a Boat by Jerome K Jerome

Who are your favourite writers?

Alan Bennett, Haruki Murakami and Tony Kushner

Where is your dream location?

A remote Scottish island

What one item would you put into Room 101?

People who park in parent and child spaces without any children!

Do you have any advice for new writers?

The writers you idolise are just further along in their careers - you can catch them!

Work by Emma Bolger:

Trafalgar Square
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A flash fiction story about transition

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