Emily Hauser grew up in Woodbridge, studying at Queens and the Abbey School before moving on to Orwell Park and Colchester Grammar. She studied at Cambridge under the well known classics scholar, Mary Beard and is now completing a PhD at Yale University in the US.
We were thrilled that in a short visit back to the UK to launch her debut novel, Emily chose to join us in Woodbridge.
We arranged a visit to the Latin, Greek and Classics students at Woodbridge School and then held an event for the town in the library in the evening. The audiences were large and enthusiastic for both events.
Emily is a beautiful, engaging and passionate ambassador for her subject, and everyone who heard her speak wanted to read the book. Learn more about the event here.