ABOUT

ELLE WILD

WILD grew up in a dark, rambling farmhouse in the wilds of Canada where there was nothing to do but read Edgar Allan Poe and watch PBS mysteries.

Her debut novel, Strange Things Done, is a double Crime Writers of Canada Winner. In 2017, she won “Best First Novel”, presented by Kobo, and in 2015 she won the Award of Excellence for “Best Unpublished Mystery”. Strange Things Done made multiple shortlists for other awards, including the Telegraph/Harvill Secker Crime Competition in the U.K., and was a 2017 Winner in Women in Film & Television Vancouver's “From Our Dark Side” genre writing competition. 

 

Wild’s short fiction has been published in Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, two anthologies of award-winning short stories, and most recently, in The London Reader. Her literary short, California Pure, earned Second Place in the National Capital Writing Competition from the Canadian Authors Association in 2017, and she was recently longlisted by PRISM International and Glimmer Train literary magazines for her short story, A Girl's Guide to the End of the World.

Wild is currently working on her second novel, a literary thriller set in Victorian London and Dorset. 

Recently returned from the U.K., Wild resides on an island in the Salish Sea named after the bones of lost whales.

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