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 and her 2013 short story Collisions was a top 5 Kindle Singles bestseller.
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. 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 features for numerous other publications including Grazia, Elle, Marie Claire and Glamour. She is a regular contributor to the Sky News press preview and has appeared on Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour.
Elizabeth grew up in Northern Ireland and studied History at Cambridge University.
Favourite short story: ‘The Daughters of the Late Colonel’ by Katherine Mansfield