Emma Hardman


Emma Hardman is a Canberra writer and editor. She works as a Hansard editor at Parliament House. Her first novel, Nine Parts Water (UQP, 2007), was shortlisted for two national literary awards.
She is currently working on a detective novel. Her story, ‘Word for word’, was published in Griffith REVIEW 31: Ways of Seeing



Fiction1I WATCHED FROM our front window as a cart led by two sweating horses carried five hessian sacks, a whole family perhaps, for they were of differing lengths and shapes. The horses were chestnut and their tails flicked madly...

Word for word

Essay'Letters are signs of things, symbols of words, whose power is so great that without a voice they speak to us the words of the absent; for they introduce words by the eye, not by the ear.' – Isidore of Seville, Etymologiae, c....

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