Elizabeth Day is an author, journalist and broadcaster.
Her memoir, How To Fail: Everything I’ve Ever Learned From Things Going Wrong is a Sunday Times top 5 bestseller and has been described as ‘life-changing’ by critics. Her debut novel Scissors, Paper, Stone won a Betty Trask Award. Her follow-up, Home Fires was an Observer Book of the Year. Her third, Paradise City was named one of the best novels of 2015 in the Observer and the Evening Standard, and was People magazine's Book of the Week. Her fourth novel, The Party was an Amazon bestseller and a Richard and Judy Summer Book Club pick. It has been optioned for television.
Her chart-topping podcast, How To Fail With Elizabeth Day, is a celebration of the things that haven't gone right and has been nominated for two British Podcast Awards.
Elizabeth is a columnist for You magazine on the Mail on Sunday and a feature writer for numerous publications in the UK and US including The Telegraph, The Times, the Guardian, New York Magazine, the Observer, Vogue, Grazia and Elle. She is a contributing editor for Harper's Bazaar.
Elizabeth grew up in Northern Ireland and her first job was for The Derry Journal. 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 is the co-founder of Pin Drop, a live performance short story studio, and a regular contributor to Sky News and BBC Radio 4. She is an adept public speaker, and has delivered talks and workshops to numerous organisations including Facebook, Clearscore and the Guardian Masterclass series. She is represented by Nelle Andrew at PFD.