Elise Valmorbida is an Italian-Australian writer, creative writing teacher and award-winning script consultant and film producer. She is the author of acclaimed literary fiction and non-fiction, including The Book of Happy Endings, now published in four languages and four continents.

Elise teaches creative writing at Central Saint Martins and Arvon. She is the founder-director of communications consultancy word-design, this year’s D&AD jury president in Writing for Design, a board director of writers organisation 26, a member of English PEN and The Society of Authors. Her next novel The Madonna of the Mountains will be published by Faber in 2018.

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