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 and her latest novel Paradise City is due in 2015.
Her latest novel The Party is a literary suspense title to be published by Fourth Estate in 2017. Rights have been prem-empted in America, France and Germany. TV rights have also been sold.
She was a feature writer for the Observer, where she had a wide-ranging brief to write across the paper, incorporating everything from celebrity interviews to crime reportage. She now writes for The Telegraph.
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 and was Highly Commended as Feature Writer of the Year in 2013. She has also written for numerous other publications including Vogue, Grazia, the Radio Times, Harper’s Bazaar, Elle, Marie Claire, Glamour, the Lonely Planet Magazine, Saga and Red Magazine.
She is the co-founder of Pin Drop, a storytelling initiative for adults which stages short story narrations in inspiring settings.
Elizabeth is a regular contributor to the Sky Newspaper review and has appeared on Daybreak, Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour and TalkSport’s Late Show.
PARADISE CITY – Buy it here
A novel that seeks to answer big questions—of love and death, ambition and failure, responsibility and guilt—with a rich cast of characters from every strata of society.
Four disparate characters find themselves linked together in Paradise City. Howard Pink is a wildly successful businessman still struggling to cope fifteen years after his nineteen-year-old daughter disappeared. Beatrice Kizza fled persecution from Uganda where homosexuality is illegal. She now works as a maid at a hotel Howard frequents. Esme Reade, an ambitious staff reporter on a Sunday tabloid, is desperate to get the Howard Pink interview for which all London reporters froth at the mouths. Carol Hetherington, a widow who has time to keep an eye on her neighbors’ actions, makes an astonishing discovery.
Paradise City explores what a city means to those who come seeking their fortune or a better life. It is also a story of absence and loss, of how we shape ourselves around the spaces that people leave behind
PUBLISHER: Bloomsbury Books
PUBLICATION DATE: 19th May 2016