Little Lives


"I wrote it first, then I said it in my head, and finally I said it out loud."

When Emma Flint wrote her first book inspired by Agatha Christie, aged 10, she became a writer, although she didn't quite know it. In her piece for 100 voices for 100 years, Emma shares her story about how she dared to believe in herself. A piece that will inspire you to do the same. 

Emma Flint grew up in Newcastle upon Tyne, and has been writing fiction since she knew what stories were. She graduated from the University of St. Andrews with an MA in English Language and Literature, later completing a novel-writing course at the Faber Academy. She worked in Edinburgh for four years, and now lives in north London. Since childhood, she has been drawn to true crime stories, developing an encyclopaedic knowledge of real-life murder cases. She is equally fascinated by notorious historical figures and by unorthodox women – past, present and fictional. All of these themes informed and inspired her novel Little Deaths, which re-tells a horrifying true story with a modern feminist slant. She is currently working on her second novel, which is also a re-telling of a true story, this time about a love triangle which ends in murder. Set in 1920s London, it explores shame, evil, and the power of fantasy and obsession.