Emma-Kate Lewis is a 24-year-old writer and editor. Born in Malta to British parents, she now lives in Brisbane, Australia where she studies a dual degree in Journalism and Arts at the University of Queensland, majoring in English Literature and Writing. She has a keen interest in marine science and environmental conservation, and likes to spend her free time travelling, climbing, and diving. She has a big, scruffy dog who (sometimes) answers to Zephyr, and a bedroom filled with plants growing in repurposed wine bottles. She is currently writing her debut novel, a work of literary fiction.

 Image by  Alana Potts

Image by Alana Potts



Emma's work has appeared in the following publications:


VOiceworks (Fiction)

"Voiceworks is Australia’s premier youth literary journal, published quarterly by Express Media. For 30 years, we’ve been the stomping ground for remarkable young storytellers and have fostered some of Australia’s greatest literary talents.

Voiceworks Issue #106 ‘Motive’ brings you more of the best fiction, nonfiction, poetry and visual art by Australians under the age of twenty-five."

Available to purchase via Express Media


Hot chicks with big brains issue 2 (interview)


"Hot Chicks with Big Brains is a quarterly publication for women who work full of interviews, memoirs, and essays by and about all kinds of women and all kinds of work. Each issue elevates one Featured Artist, and is also full of illustrations, photography, and great design. We run the company from Brisbane, Australia, but we feature national and international content. It is available in digital and print formats."

Available to purchase via Hot Chicks with Big Brains


So many islands (memoir)

"So Many Islands collects compelling new fiction, essays and poems from seventeen small island countries in the Caribbean, Mediterranean, and Indian and Pacific Oceans. These island communities may seem remote on the map, but there is nothing isolated about the fresh, unexpected voices of their writers."

Available to purchase via

Peekash Press, Little Island Press, and Telegram Books


Emma has interviewed many women about the work they do and why they do it. 

Interviewees include Lindy Morrison, Katie Noonan, Maryann Talia Pau, and Jane Caro among others.


Emma has presented her work live at public events.

Yarn Storytelling


"Yarn Storytelling is a live storytelling event, featuring true stories, told live and without notes. Established in 2012, Yarn is held in bars and theatres, at festivals and backyards around Brisbane. Our audience and storytellers come together to share stories, hear stories, and connect through story. All are welcome."

Emma's story was about dropping out of uni and moving back to Malta when she was eighteen, and trying to find a happy medium amongst the excesses of her older housemate.


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