Mary Paulson-Ellis lives in Edinburgh. Her critically acclaimed debut, The Other Mrs Walker was a Times bestseller and Waterstones Scottish Book of the Year. Her second, The Inheritance of Solomon Farthing, was long-listed for the McIlvanney Prize for best Scottish crime novel and a Historical Writers' Association Gold Crown. She has an MLitt in Creative Writing from Glasgow University and was awarded the inaugural Curtis Brown Prize for Fiction and the Maverick Award from the Tom McGrath Trust. Her non-fiction and short stories have featured in the Guardian and on BBC Radio 4. In 2019 Val McDermid named her one of the most compelling LGBTQ+ writers working today. Emily Noble's Disgrace is her third novel.
Paulson-Elis writes with poetry and compassion about the forgotten and overlooked . . . A brilliant, original read * Daily Mail * Totally absorbing, this is a story that will keep you gripped through all its unexpected twists and turns -- Janice Hadlow, author of <i>The Other Bennet Sister</i> This book is a swoon and slither of silk with the grit of salt underneath. Mary Paulson-Ellis is a genius at peeling away the layers and slowly, skilfully putting flesh on the bones of an extraordinary, sinuous story -- Sarah Hilary, author of <i>Fragile</i> The territory of the dead - and the objects they leave behind - is the subject of this beautifully written, compelling contemporary gothic novel. Mary Paulson-Ellis strips back the secrets and lies hiding within one house with a deft touch -- Andrew Wilson, author of <i>I Saw Him Die</i> The author writes with such compassion about people and there is poetry in her prose * Prima * A richly rewarding, gripping page-turner -- Val McDermid on <i>The Inheritance of Solomon Farthing</i>