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

*BONUS EPISODE* For this How To Fail special, I meet the extraordinary @lemnsissay. We talk about how he was fostered, then abandoned in a children’s home at the age of 12. He had a mental breakdown in care & poetry helped him make sense of the world 💜 https://t.co/7e5FQdpijK

*BONUS EPISODE* For this How To Fail special, I meet the extraordinary @lemnsissay. We talk about how he was adopted, then abandoned in a children’s home at the age of 12. He had a mental breakdown in care & poetry helped him make sense of the world 💜 https://t.co/7e5FQdpijK

Look out for #mygrandparentswar from November 27 onwards on @Channel4 - profound, moving Tv that had me in tears. Honoured to have hosted this q&a @BAFTA on the 11th day of the 11th month https://t.co/L9eFjQGUiA

Cat owners: I am DISTRAUGHT by our new cat's habit of meowing sadly outside our bedroom door at 4am. I am also now very tired. As well as feeling SO MEAN. What do you suggest?

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