Emily Maguire is the author of the novels Fishing for Tigers, Smoke in the Room, The Gospel According to Luke and the international bestseller Taming the Beast (2004). In 2010 she was named as a Sydney Morning Herald Young Novelist of the Year. She is the recipient of the 2011 NSW Writer’s Fellowship.
Her non-fiction book Princesses and Pornstars: Sex + Power + Identity (2008) is an examination of how the treatment of young women as fragile and in need of protection can be as objectifying and damaging to them as pornography and raunch culture. A Young Adult version of this book titled Your Skirt’s Too Short: Sex, Power, Choice was published in 2010.
Emily’s articles and essays on sex, feminism, culture and literature have been published widely including in The Sydney Morning Herald, The Australian, The Observer and The Age.
Emily has served as Writer in Residence at the Djerassi Artists Program in Northern California (2009), as an Asialink Literature Resident in Vietnam (2008) and as a Tasmanian Writers’ Centre resident in Hobart (2006). She has an MA in literature and has worked as a mentor to young and emerging writers.
Emily is proud supporter of Room to Read