Column: why can't people just be good at their job without being zany?
Elizabeth Day, Author and Journalist
Elizabeth Day is an award-winning author and journalist.
She has written three novels: Scissors, Paper, Stone, Home Fires and Paradise City. Her acclaimed debut won a Betty Trask Award and Home Fires was an Observer book of the year. Her new novel, Paradise City, is out now.
"A fierce young talent" - Sebastian Faulks
She is also an award-winning journalist and has written extensively for The Telegraph, The Times, the Guardian, the Observer, the Mail on Sunday, Vogue, Elle and the Evening Standard.
"Her writing is both delicate and direct" - Elizabeth Jane Howard
Author photograph (c) Jenny Smith Photography