Emma Neale (born 1969) is a poet and prose writer whose first novel, Night Swimming (1998) was followed by a collection of poetry, Sleeve Notes (1999). Writing of Sleeve Notes in New Zealand Books Bernadette Hall praises "the integrity, the tenderness, the easy access to the body, the wide perspective...It's all very human." Emma’s novel Little Moon (2001) was described by John McCrystal in the Evening Post as "flawlessly written, deploying a wealth of descriptive imagery". More recent works are the poetry collection How To Make a Million (2002) and the novel Double Take (2003). She is a past recipient of the Todd New Writers' Bursary. In May 2004, with Nick Ascroft and James Norcliffe, she participated in the New Zealand Poetry Society’s Northern Lights Tour of Gisborne, Opotiki, Whakatane, Tauranga and Rotorua.
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