EMLYN REES is a fiction and non-fiction author, editor, and head of copywriting at the We Are Adult brand agency.
He spent his early twenties traveling around Asia and pouring drinks in London for the likes of Sylvester Stallone and Princess Anne, before joining the Curtis Brown literary agency and having his first crime novel published aged twenty-five, his second a year later, and then co-writing seven comedies with Josie Lloyd, including the Number One Sunday Times bestseller Come Together.
Emlyn’s race-against-the-clock thriller, Hunted, is published by Little, Brown in the UK and HarperCollins in the US. Hunted is optioned and in in development with Biting Point films, scripted by director by Eric Styles. The sequel, Wanted, is published the UK by Little, Brown and in the US by HarperCollins.
Emlyn lives in Brighton with his wife Joanna Rees, who also writes under the name Josie Lloyd. We’re Going on a Bar Hunt, The Very Hungover Caterpillar & The Teenager Who Came to Tea, Twas The Fight Before Christmas, and The Joy of Socks, parodies written by Emlyn and Josie, and illustrated by the brilliant Gillian Johnson, are out now, published by Little, Brown.
Their first non-fiction book, Switch It Off!, is also published by Little, Brown, is the fist ever “paper smartphone”, and is the same size and shape as a real phone, but packed full of offline activities, and – of course! – “with a battery life as long as your imagination”.
Their second non-fiction title, Shabby, The Jolly Good British Guide to Stress-free Living is out in hardback from Little, Brown now.
Emlyn’s thrillers and journalism are represented by Jonny Geller @ Curtis Brown
You can find him on Twitter @EmlynReesWriter.