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Elizabeth Renzetti

Elizabeth Renzetti
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Elizabeth Renzetti is a bestselling Canadian-British author and journalist. She will release two new books in 2024: Bury the Lead, a mystery novel co-written with Kate Hilton, and a work of non-fiction about gender equality, What She Said: Conversations About Equality. Until recently Elizabeth worked for the Globe and Mail, where she wrote a popular opinion column and feature stories. She has lived in London, Los Angeles, and Berlin, where she worked as a journalist for the Globe and Mail. In 2020 and 2023 she won the Landsberg Award for reporting on gender issues.

Elizabeth is the author of Shrewed: A Wry and Closely Observed Look at the Lives of Women and Girls, which was a national bestseller. Her first novel, Based on a True Story, was shortlisted for the Kobo Emerging Writer Award. She also collaborates with authors on book projects.

Elizabeth is a teacher, advocate, and public speaker. She currently lives in Toronto with her husband, two children, and two very badly behaved cats.

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