Elise Valmorbida

Elise Valmorbida grew up Italian in Australia, and lives in London. She is author of acclaimed literary novels Matilde WaltzingThe TV President and The Winding Stick. An award-winning indie film producer, she wrote SAXON, The Making of a Guerrilla Film. Other non-fiction includes The Book of Happy Endings. Her new novel The Madonna of the Mountains (The Times ‘book of the month’) is on the national fiction shortlist for the Victorian Premier’s Literary Award 2019.


Elise teaches creative writing at Central Saint Martins and Arvon. She is founder-director of communications consultancy word-design, on the board of writers organisation 26, and former External Examiner for the MA in Professional Writing at Falmouth University. She is a member of English PEN and The Society of Authors. Her literary agent is Clare Alexander of Aitken Alexander Associates.

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