Emily’s journalism: for the FT

Hooke Park (22 December, 2018)

Hidden away in a Dorset woodland, is an unusual, very special, architectural school campus, where all the building materials – and ideas – come from the wood itself.


Review: Paradise Rot by Jenny Hval (16 November, 2018)

My review of this bizarre, sensual, haunting reimagining of Original Sin, by the great Norwegian singer/songwriter.


Exhibit Emotions (26 October, 2018)

What’s it like to live in a museum? I met some amazing people who live (actually, for real!) amongst the exhbits and artefacts.


At Home with the FT: Elsie Owusu (20 September, 2018)

I went to the Sussex bolthole of the inspiring Ghanaian architect, who ruffled up RIBA.


Review: Transcription by Kate Atkinson (15 September, 2018)

My review about this enjoyable and genre-defying novel about a spy/typist during the Second World War.


Books on the street: the rise of microlibraries (3 August, 2018)

While we mourn the decline of public libraries, there is some hope in the rapidly growing number of informal book-exchanges, in all sorts of odd shapes and sizes, around the world. This is my first piece for the FT Weekend magazine; the warts-and-all story behind my byline picture is here.


Architects’ children recall the joys of growing up on a building site (29 June, 2018)

I spoke to children of various architects – from the very famous to the not at all famous – about what it was like to grow up in a home designed and made by your parents. Basically, it makes you pretty creative.


Review: The Mars Room by Rachel Kushner (23 June, 2018)

My first review for the FT Weekend: Life & Arts, about this vital novel about a women’s prison – which went on to make the Booker shortlist.


Private Libraries Make Novel Use of Booksellers  (8 March, 2018)

My first feature for the FT Weekend: House & Home, about booksellers and private librarians assembling some unusual collections for individuals.



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