Emma Timpany

I was born and grew up on the Otago Peninsula in the far south of Aotearoa New Zealand. As my family on both sides were florists and flower growers, I spent much of my childhood in our garden and family flower shop. In later life, I spent two years studying botany at the University of Otago. For the last twenty years, I have lived in Cornwall.

Editing Botanical Short Stories is a dream come true as it allows me to bring together my lifelong love of plants, flowers and short stories in an exciting new anthology, and I can’t wait to read your submissions about this vast and perennially fascinating subject.

My publications are the short story collections Three Roads (Red Squirrel Press, 2022), Over the Dam (Red Squirrel Press, 2015) and The Lost of Syros (Cultured Llama Press, 2015). My novella Travelling in the Dark (Fairlight Books, 2018) is part of the Fairlight Moderns series and I am co-editor of Cornish Short Stories: A Collection of Contemporary Cornish Writing (The History Press, 2018.)

My stories have won three awards, including the Society of Authors’ Tom-Gallon Trust Award and the Hall and Woodhouse DLF Writing Prize 2019. There is more information about my writing on my website.