Elise Valmorbida's new novel The Madonna of the Mountains – now The Times BOOK OF THE MONTH – is published by Faber & Faber (UK) in March/April 2018, and by Spiegel & Grau (USA) in June 2018.
Her debut novel Matilde Waltzing – also historical fiction – was published in Australia to critical acclaim. The TV President was described by The Times Literary Supplement as "luridly entertaining fiction", and The Winding Stick was reviewed as "a literary classic". Her non-fiction work, The Book of Happy Endings, has been published on four continents in four languages.
Elise won the Trailblazer Award (Edinburgh International Film Festival) for her role as producer and script consultant of indie Britfilm SAXON. She wrote 'The Making of a Guerrilla Film' story which was published with SAXON the screenplay.
Elise teaches creative writing at Central Saint Martins and Arvon. Her literary agent is Clare Alexander of Aitken Alexander Associates.