Elizabeth Day is an award-winning journalist, author and broadcaster. She is the author of How To Fail: Everything I’ve Ever Learned From Things Going Wrong and hosts the How To Fail podcast.
Having grown up in Northern Ireland, her first job at the age of 12 was writing for The Derry Journal. She won a British Press Awardin 2004 for Young Journalist of the Year and was Highly Commended as Feature Writer of the Year in 2013. She went on to work for the Evening Standard and then as a news reporter for The Sunday Telegraph.
Elizabeth later co-founded Pin Drop Studio, a live performance short story studio, bringing together a variety of people from the arts through creative writing. It released A Short Affair - its own anthology of original writing from a number of bestselling authors.
The author of several novels, including Scissors, Paper, Stone and Paradise City, Elizabeth wrote the Sunday Times bestseller How To Fail - a memoir based on the podcast that celebrates getting things wrong. On the podcast, she interviews a different luminary or artist each week, exploring what their failures and struggles taught them and how they can be turned into successes.
Elizabeth Day is a regular contributor to Radio 4 and Sky News and has appeared across global media. She is also a columnist for the Mail on Sunday and writes features for numerous publications including The Telegraph, The Times, The Guardian, New York Magazine, The Observer, Vogue, Grazie and Elle. She is also a contributing editor for Harper’s Bazaar.