Emma Young is an award-winning science and health journalist. She has a BSc (Hns) in psychology from the University of Durham and 20 years’ experience working on titles including the Guardian, the Sydney Morning Herald and New Scientist, for which she worked as a senior online reporter in London and Australasian Editor in Sydney.
Sane is Emma’s second adult non-fiction book. The first, Why It’s Good For You, was a collection of columns written for the health section of the Sydney Morning Herald.
As E.L. Young in the UK (Emma Young in the US), Emma is also the author of a series of science-based thrillers for children. The first in the STORM series received a Kirkus starred review, and the first two have been translated into French. She has also written two non-fiction books for children, The Astronaut’s Survival Guide and How to be a Super Spy, both published by Puffin.
Emma’s awards include Australian Health Journalist of the Year (2010), Writer of the Year at the Australian magazine industry Bell Awards and a European Online Journalism award for best news story. Her work was in included in the anthologies Best Australian Science Writing 2013 and Best Australian Science Writing 2012, published by NewSouth Press.
And by Julia Churchill at AM Heath for children’s fiction and non-fiction.