Emma Gilberthorpe

A Visitation of Swallows

Emma Gilberthorpe’s short story, “A Visitation of Swallows,” won Honorable Mention in the 2021 Dillydoun International Fiction Prize. You may access the full story as a PDF by clicking here, or by clicking on the cover below. If you wish to purchase the print anthology, you may do so on Amazon (Buy Now) or check with your favorite bookseller.

Emma Gilberthorpe was born in Cyprus and raised in England and Australia. She is a Professor of Anthropology at the University of East Anglia in the UK and conducts research on the social and economic impacts of extractive industry on Indigenous Peoples. Her academic works include Natural Resource Extraction and Indigenous Livelihoods: Development Challenges in an Era of Globalization (2014) and Development and Industry: A Papua New Guinea Case Study (2009). Emma has worked on a number of TV shows including Channel 4’s The British Tribe Next Door (2019), and has made a film called, From the Horse’s Mouth: Perceptions of Development from Papua New Guinea (2007). Her interest in kinship, exchange, sociality, exploitation and inequality are themes that infiltrate and inform her fiction writing. Emma is represented by Jon Wood at Rogers, Coleridge and White and has recently completed her debut novel, I, Victor.

To find out more about the current Dillydoun Prizeclick here.