ELYSE FRIEDMAN is a critically acclaimed author, screenwriter, poet and playwright. Her work has been shortlisted for the Trillium Book Award, the Toronto Book Award, the ReLit Award and the Tom Hendry Award. Her short story “The Soother” won the gold National Magazine Award for Fiction, and her poetry book Know Your Monkey won a ForeWord Book of the Year award. Her screenplay Better Now won the TIFF-CBC Films Screenwriter Award Jury Prize in 2019; her screenplay The Relationship Experimentwon the TIFF-CBC Films Screenwriter Award in 2020. Elyse Friedman lives in Toronto.