Elise Valmorbida

Elise Valmorbida grew up Italian in Australia, and lives in London. Her new novel The Madonna of the Mountains—The Times ‘book of the month’ and an Edward Stanford Awards shortlister—is WINNER of the prestigious Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for Fiction. Other books include Matilde
The TV President, The Winding Stick and (non-fiction) The Book of Happy Endings. Elise is also an award-winning indie film producer, and wrote SAXON: The Making of a Guerrilla Film.


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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