Elise Valmorbida

Elise Valmorbida grew up Italian in Australia but fell in love with London. She is the author of acclaimed literary novels Matilde WaltzingThe 
TV President and The Winding Stick. An award-winning producer and script-consultant, she wrote SAXON – The Making of a Guerrilla Film. Other non-fiction includes The Book of Happy Endings, now published in four languages and four continents. Her latest novel The Madonna of the Mountains will be published by Faber in 2018.


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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