Emma Pei Yin

Emma Pei Yin


Emma Pei Yin is a UK-born and raised HK Chinese writer. She writes for publications including The Mekong Review, Being Asian Australian, HerCanberra, Aniko Press, Hong Kong Review and Books + Publishing Australia.

Her YA manuscript, Chasing Echoes in the Rain, earned recognition when it was shortlisted for the Allen & Unwin Mentorship Programme. She was also nominated as BookPeople Penguin Random House Young Bookseller of 2023.

Emma’s debut historical fiction novel, When Sleeping Women Wake, will be published in 2025 by Quercus in the UK and Ballantine in the US.

Emma resides in Australia with her partner and extremely barky Dachshund, Lady.

You can find Emma on IG: @emmapeiyin