Emma Jane Unsworth has worked as a journalist, a columnist for The Big Issue, and a barmaid. Her novel Animals (Canongate) won a Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize 2015. Her next novel, Adults, will be published by The Borough Press/HarperCollins in February 2020. You can preorder it here. The film of Animals premiered at Sundance 2019, directed by Sophie Hyde (52 Tuesdays) and starring Holliday Grainger and Alia Shawkat. Animals will be released in the UK and Ireland on 2nd August 2019 – for screening information and tickets visit

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Photo: Felicity McCabe for The Guardian

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