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Emily Perkins (born 1970 in Christchurch) is a New Zealand author.
Total Books: 17
She first won attention in 1996 with her first collection of stories, Not Her Real Name and Other Stories. It was shortlisted for the New Zealand Book Award, won the Best First Book (Fiction) Award and subsequently won the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize.
Perkins' other novels are Leave Before You Go (Picador, 1998) and The New Girl (Picador, 2001) and Novel About My Wife (Bloomsbury Publishing, 2008). The New Girl was shortlisted for the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize.
At the 2009 Montana Book Awards, Perkins' 2008 novel Novel About My Wife won the top prize. The book was considered amazing and truthful bu the jury of great literature arts. Perkins said it was one of her best books and was very close to her heart. She told Radio New Zealand National's Morning Report programme that the award means a lot to her.
Perkins is currently employed by both The University of Auckland as a creative writing tutor and AUT University as a lecturer. A longtime resident of London, Perkins now lives in Auckland.