Miranda Emmerson

Born in Warwickshire and raised in London, I read English at Oxford and Playwriting Studies at Birmingham. I worked fairly regularly abridging, adapting and writing original drama for BBC Radio 4 from 2000 until 2014 - mostly as Miranda Davies. I have published one travel memoir (Fragrant Heart); two novels with Fourth Estate (Miss Treadway & the Field of Stars and A Little London Scandal) and select poetry. I have a PhD from Cardiff University examining the way in which BBC Radio drama adaptations have created narratives of national and regional identity inside the UK. I have experience teaching creative writing and literature at levels ranging from KS2 to MA.


Caroline Hardman at Hardman & Swainson
(for prose only - scriptwriting enquiries I handle myself)

Selected writing credits:

Literary adaptations for radio
Annabel - 15 minute drama series, Radio 4 - 2011
Where D'you Go Bernadette - 15 minute drama series, Radio 4 - 2012
Petite Mort - 15 minute drama series, Radio 4 - 2013
The Book of Strange New Things - 15 minute drama series, Radio 4 - 2014
Early One Morning - 15 minute drama series, Radio 4 - 2015

Original Radio Drama
Iz - afternoon play, part of dystopian season Dangerous Visions on Radio 4 - 2014

Non Fiction
Fragrant Heart - Summersdale - 2014

Miss Treadway & the Field of Stars - Fourth Estate in the UK and Harper Collins worldwide - 2017
A Little London Scandal - Fourth Estate - 2020

Lleisau - Voices: Words to Welsh Art - 2023

Books, Poetry, Radio