GatDeskBetterGemma Elwin Harris is a writer and editor. She has compiled two books of children’s questions answered by famous authors and experts: Big Questions from Little People (2010) and Does My Goldfish Know Who I Am? (2013). The books support the NSPCC and include contributions by Philip Pullman, Jeanette Winterson, David Attenborough, JoJo Moyes, Brian Cox and more. They were published by Faber & Faber in the UK, HarperCollins in the US, and in 18 other territories in translation.

Gemma is currently writing fiction. She was the winner of the 2017 Birkbeck/Sophie Warne Fellowship for an Emerging Writer. She is represented by Gordon Wise at Curtis Brown.

In previous lives she has been a travel writer, a food-tour guide, an ad creative, a sub editor, a wine translator, a nightclub hostess, a shoe model and an au pair. Some with more success than others.