Journalist, and Author of Chains of Sand (June 2016), and Baileys Longlisted After Before
Jemma Wayne is a novelist and journalist with a special interest in multi-cultural issues. After graduating from Cambridge University in 2002 with an academic scholarship for her achievements in Social and Political Sciences, she went on to gain a Distinction in a Postgraduate Diploma in Broadcast Journalism at the University of Westminster, before working as a reporter for the Jewish Chronicle.
In 2004 she left the JC to pursue her own projects and six months later saw the publication of her first full-length work, BARE NECESSITIES, published by Piatkus Books. Her short stories have appeared in a variety of publications including Ether Books, 33 WEST (Limehouse Books) and Kerouac’s Dog Magazine. Her first novel, AFTER BEFORE, will be published in 2014 by Legend Press.
As a freelance journalist Jemma contributes to various publications, including the Evening Standard and Independent on Sunday. She also writes a political column for the Jewish News.
Jemma has also written for the screen, and more recently the stage. Her first play NEGATIVE SPACE ran at the New End Theatre, Hampstead in September 2009 to critical acclaim. Jemma and her co-writer Rachel Sternberg are currently at work on a second stage drama.