Emily Utter is a Canadian writer who lives in Aberdeen. Her short stories and creative non-fiction have been widely published in magazines and journals, including Gutter, Northwest Review, Geist, and the best of Canadian flash fiction anthology, This Will Only Take a Minute.

Emily has a PhD in Creative Writing from the University of Aberdeen and is the Writer-in-Residence at Aberdeen’s specialist palliative care hospital, Roxburghe House. It is this work that has inspired her novel-in-progress, The Night Room, which was shortlisted for the Discoveries Prize in 2023.

She regularly facilitates private and commissioned workshops with local charities and organisations in Aberdeen and has taught creative writing at both North East Scotland College and the University of Aberdeen.

Photo courtesy of Chris Henderson.