Elizabeth Day is an award-winning 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.
She is a feature writer for The Observer, where she has a wide-ranging brief to write across the paper, incorporating everything from celebrity interviews to crime reportage.
Elizabeth grew up in Northern Ireland and studied History at Cambridge University. Her first job was as a youth columnist 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 in the category of Feature Writer of the Year 2013.
She has also written short stories and features for numerous other publications including Grazia, Elle, Marie Claire, Glamour, the Lonely Planet Magazine, Saga and Red Magazine. Her 2013 short story ‘Collisions’ was a top 5 Kindle Singles bestseller.
She is a regular contributor to the Sky News press preview and has appeared on Daybreak, Radio 4′s Woman’s Hour and TalkSport’s Late Show.
Favourite Short Story: ‘The Daughters of the Late Colonel’ by Katherine Mansfield