Emma Gannon is a Sunday Times bestselling non-fiction author and award-winning novelist. Emma’s most recent book The Success Myth was chosen as a ‘best book of the month’ by Apple. Her popular career manifesto The Multi-Hyphen Method was a business bestseller and her debut novel OLIVE was nominated for the Dublin Literary Award in 2022. She has been called “one of the most influential thinkers on how we can work smarter” by Penguin Books and a “terrific interviewer” by the Financial Times. She runs the popular newsletter The Hyphen on Substack (an exploration of ideas that have got her thinking in new ways). She is a trained coach and former host of the no. 1 creative careers podcast in the UK (Ctrl Alt Delete) which published over 400+ episodes. Emma is a true authority on creativity, self-employment, wellbeing, digital culture and how to approach our work and life in a more rewarding way. She has published six bestselling books to date, including the Sunday Times bestseller The Multi-Hyphen Method (a manifesto for multi-hyphenates crafting work on their own terms); SABOTAGE (tips on how to silence your inner critic and get out of your own way) and (DIS)CONNECTED (how to stay human in an online world) and THE SUCCESS MYTH (letting go of having it all.) In July 2020, her debut novel OLIVE was published by Harper Collins in the UK and Andrews McMeel in the US. The audiobook is narrated by Fleabag’s BAFTA-winning actor Sian Clifford, hit no.1 in the Apple audiobook charts and was nominated for multiple awards. OLIVE was described as “profound, accessible, and highly engaging” by Marian Keyes. Emma was one of the first in the UK to recognise the power of podcasting. Her WEBBY-nominated top 10 business-charting podcast Ctrl, Alt, Delete is a non-traditional careers podcast founded in 2016 and has had over 12 million downloads to date, with guests including Elizabeth Gilbert, Ava DuVernay and Priyanka Chopra-Jonas. She has recorded many live episodes and even recorded a podcast from inside Buckingham Palace. Emma started her career in digital marketing and social media editor roles at Condé Nast and The Debrief magazine. She has been a columnist for The Sunday Times, The Telegraph and Courier magazine on the topics of work, wellbeing and creativity. In 2016, she was selected by Microsoft to appear in their TV campaign showcasing her multi-hyphenate working life. She is a trained coach and popular teacher on the online learning platform Skillshare, where are classes have attracted over 80,000 students. She is an experienced speaker and has spoken at TEDx, the Oxford Union, Founders Forum, Instagram HQ, Amazon UK and Google. She has also appeared regularly on BBC Radio 4 (Woman's Hour, MoneyBox and Word Of Mouth), BBC Radio 2 (Simon Mayo) and BBC Radio 1 (Life Hacks). She is a trusted panel host and has interviewed everyone from actors and authors to scientists and politicians on stages such as the Hay Festival, Cheltenham Literature Festival, Southbank Centre main stage and festivals all around the UK.
- Ctrl Alt Delete - Podcast I created my own podcast in Summer 2016 called Ctrl Alt Delete (the same name as my book out with Penguin Random House at the moment) and it has had over a million downloads since its launch. It's been recommended by The Times, ELLE and Marie Claire, one of the 30 best podcasts for curious minds this year by WIRED magazine and 'best podcasts of 2017' by ESQUIRE. It's been in the top 15 on iTunes business section for over year, been featured on the iTunes top banner multiple times and has 100+ 5
- Ctrl, Alt; Delete: How I Grew Up Online Emma Gannon was born in 1989, the year the World Wide Web was conceived, so she’s literally grown up alongside the Internet. There’ve been late night chat room experiments, sexting from a Nokia and dubious webcam exchanges. And let’s not forget catfishing, MSN, digital friendships and #feminism. She was basically social networking way before it was a thing – and she’s even made a successful career from it. Ctrl Alt Delete is Emma’s painfully funny and timely memoir, in which she aims to bri
- The Multi-Hyphen Method: Work less, create more, and design a career that works for youThe world of work is changing - so how do you keep up? You have the ability to make money on our own terms, when and where you want - but where do you start? If you've been itching to convert your craft into a career, or your side-hustle into a start up, then The Multi-Hyphen Method is for you. 'It was a pleasure to read... the way we all work is going to change in the coming years' - Richard Branson "A great book... for people who want a career less ordinary, and reflects on how we'll work
- No Small Talk I was in involved in the first ever VR chat show called No Small Talk commissioned by the BBC. Cherry Healey and I engaged in honest 360° conversation about the big ideas that underpin daily life and change the world around us. This online show was aimed specifically at millennial women.
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- International Women’s Day 2020, meet 100 trailblazers redefining the creative industryAt The Dots, International Women’s Day isn’t just a day – it’s a whole month! A time to take over the site and shine a light on the women and non-binary people redefining the creator landscape. For #IWD2020, we asked industry leaders to nominate the trailblazing women and non-binary people they think will redefine the creative and digital industries over the coming years. The list we’ve put together is one that beams with brilliant, talented people and their dedication to positive change. Book168
- Sonder & Tell + Jigsaw create Comfort Zones the bookThe iconic fashion brand Jigsaw is in the business of selling clothes, not books. But we believed that an essay anthology could appeal to the Jigsaw customer’s wider cultural interests, align the brand with their target audience and raise money for a relevant cause. We worked closely with their marketing team and EIC Ana Santi along with design studio Duzi to create Comfort Zones the book, a collection of essays, letters and stories by 28 influential women writers. We challenged writers to go o
- This International Women’s Day 2019, meet 100 trailblazers redefining the creative industryDiscover our 2020 list here This International Women’s Day, we’ve launched our latest ‘10x10’ – asking 10 influential industry icons to each nominate 10 trailblazing women and non-binary people who they believe are redefining the creator landscape. The result? An incredible list of 100 trailblazers inspiring change. Our list will be accompanied by a takeover on The Dots – look out for brilliant profiles and projects on the platform as we aim to inspire, as important as ever when considering ‘88165
- EVENT: Money For The Written WordThe next Power Suit Social is on Wednesday 23rd May and is all about how you can make money from your writing, whether in blogging, journalism or even books. We've put together a fantastic lineup: Emma Gannon, influencer, author and host of Ctrl Alt Delete podcast Marisa Bate, contributing editor at The Pool Abigail Bergstrom, head of publishing at Gleam If you've got burning questions about whether you can make a sideline in writing or turn it into your full time gig, get your tickets now for just £8 each: GET TICKETS HERE DATE: Weds 23rd May TIME: 6pm - 9pm LOCATION: MOO office, Farringdon Power Suit Social is a creative network that seeks to keep creativity financially viable, hosting a series of events with a roster of kickass speakers from big name creative brands to talk about our future. Oh and it's the 1980s branded network you never knew you needed in your life.
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Podcast PresenterCtrl Alt Delete
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Host My brand new podcast Ctrl Alt Delete debuted in the Top 20 iTunes charts within it’s first week of launch at number 16. I've monetized this podcast via Acast adverts & specialised sponsored content working with the likes of Emmi CAFFÈ LATTE, LYST, Leesa, Pan Macmillan, DogWoof and more brands lined up over the Summer. Guests include Elizabeth Gilbert (author of best-selling book Eat Pray Love) & the UK’s number one YouTuber Zoella. As of April 2016: 500,000+ listeners **My podcast interviews have been picked up and written about in the likes of Refinery 29, Teen Vogue, Nylon and I-D magazine.**
London, United KingdomFull Time
I am the founder of emmagannon.co.uk an award winning millennial blog, full of opinion pieces and news about careers, culture, style, books and the arts. In 2015, via her blog, Emma landed her first book deal with Penguin Random House called CTRL, ALT DELETE about growing up online - talking social media, blogging and careers - which was selected as Amazon's Best Books In July. Won highly commended in the National Blog Awards 2015. Selected on Huffington Post at '9 Lady Blogs You Should be Reading", 2014 I have worked with brands on sponsored campaigns such as ASOS, Vice, Intel, Grabble, Elizabeth Arden.
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