Emily Haworth-Booth is an artist, poet and graphic novelist, and winner of the 2013 Jonathan Cape/Observer/Comica Graphic Short Story Prize.
After studying English Literature at Cambridge University, she worked in various jobs in the UK and US before landing at The Prince's Drawing School in Shoreditch, where she teaches a course called ‘Drawing the Graphic Novel’.
Emily was runner-up in the 2008 Jonathan Cape Graphic Short Story Prize (which she won in 2013 with her story ‘Colonic’), and winner of the Young National Poetry Competition in 1998. In 2007 she won a Warner Comedy Box Competition, and was a finalist in the Nivea Funny Women Competition which meant she got to talk about her bum in front of 400 people at the Comedy Store in London.
Emily lives in Catford with her husband and greyhound. She sometimes writes comedy sketches and like all annoying people who work in Shoreditch, makes extravagant claims about being able to play the ukulele, however she compensates for this with a poor-to-middling fashion sense.