Emma Gannon (she/her) is a Sunday Times bestselling author and host of no.1 careers and tech podcast Ctrl Alt Delete.
She believes there’s power in having many strings to your bow. That being said, Emma is first and foremost a writer. She began her career as Social Media Editor at Condé Nast, and has since been published everywhere from The Telegraph and The Guardian to MTV and ELLE, as well as being a columnist for The Telegraph, COURIER and The Sunday Times.
Ctrl Alt Delete was the title of Emma’s first book which documented her adolescence online. But it was The Multi-Hyphen Method – a manifesto for crafting work on your own terms – that established her as one of the most exciting voices in business today. The Sunday Times bestseller, which was acclaimed by Richard Branson, champions diversifying your skillset and following your interests when it comes to the world of work. After the book’s publication, Emma was selected in the 2018 Forbes 30 under 30 Europe list for media and marketing.
Her debut novel OLIVE follows a protagonist asking the big questions about motherhood and was published by HarperCollins in July 2020. Her longform essay Sabotage was crowdfunded and published via the Proud Project. From the success of the essay, Emma will be launching a new non-fiction book Sabotage which will be published in September 2020.
Her WEBBY-nominated podcast Ctrl, Alt, Delete is an insight into people who’ve looked at their interests to shape the work they do. It won Best Business Podcast at the Vuelio Awards in 2019 and has had over 7 million downloads, with guests including the philosopher Alain de Botton, Richard E. grant, Greta Gerwig and Elaine Paige. Both people and brands – such as Google Pixel, Amnesty, and Sainsbury’s – look to Emma as a curator of people and ideas.
Her various platforms have become a window into her multi-hyphenate lifestyle, while her newsletter The Hyphen is an exploration of ideas that have got her thinking in new ways. For Emma, following interests where they lead doesn’t make millennials flakey or indecisive; it makes us hungry for opportunities to grow.
This year Emma launched @thehyphenbookclub which is an online space for readers to join in and read a new book chosen monthly by Emma.
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