Elizabeth Day

Elizabeth Day

Author. Journalist. Host of the How To Fail With Elizabeth Day podcast. Probably taller than you think.

Elizabeth Day is an author and journalist. Her critically-acclaimed debut novel Scissors Paper Stone won a Betty Trask Award for first novels written by authors under the age of 35. Her second novel Home Fires is also published by Bloomsbury and her latest novel Paradise City is due in 2015.

Her latest novel The Party is a literary suspense title to be published by Fourth Estate in 2017. Rights have been prem-empted in America, France and Germany. TV rights have also been sold.

She was a feature writer for the Observer, where she had a wide-ranging brief to write across the paper, incorporating everything from celebrity interviews to crime reportage. She now writes for The Telegraph.

Elizabeth grew up in Northern Ireland and her first job was for The Derry Journal. Since then, she has worked for The Evening Standard, The Sunday Telegraph and The Mail on Sunday. She won a British Press Award in 2004 for Young Journalist of the Year and was Highly Commended as Feature Writer of the Year in 2013. She has also written for numerous other publications including Vogue, Grazia, the Radio Times, Harper’s Bazaar, Elle, Marie Claire, Glamour, the Lonely Planet Magazine, Saga and Red Magazine.

She is the co-founder of Pin Drop, a storytelling initiative for adults which stages short story narrations in inspiring settings.

Elizabeth is a regular contributor to the Sky Newspaper review and has appeared on Daybreak, Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour and TalkSport’s Late Show.

Elizabeth Day @elizabday

Uplifting, inspiring and rich in stories from Elizabeth’s own life, #HowToFail by @elizabday reveals that failure is not what defines us; rather it is how we respond to it that shapes us as individuals. Not long to go now - out on the 4th April.

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I don't like your email tone tbh.

Ugh. @Sathnam is so bloody TALENTED.

Erskine May knocked back his whisky (neat; double shot), climbed into his 1968 Ford Mustang and sped towards Hollywood Boulevard. 'Ain't no dame as mysterious as a dead dame,' he thought, as he swung into the murdered starlet's driveway #ErskineMay

Inspired by her hugely popular podcast, #HowToFail is Elizabeth Day’s brilliantly funny, painfully honest and insightful celebration of things going wrong. Out on the 4th April, and available to pre-order from @Waterstones now: https://t.co/L4AvkivUBJ

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@elizabday's How to Fail gives an insightful look at failures & breakthroughs in our personal or professional lives.

@PCollinsTimes's Start Again examines why so many of us feel that politicians no longer speak to, or for us.