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Elizabeth Day

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.

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 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. She has also written for numerous other publications including Grazia, Elle, Marie Claire, Glamour, the Lonely Planet Magazine, Saga and Red Magazine.

She is a regular contributor to the Sky News paper review and has appeared on Daybreak, Radio 4's Woman's Hour and TalkSport's Late Show.
Betty Trask Award Best First Novel nominee (2012) : Scissors, Paper, Stone