Wild, Elle

Wild ElleElle Wild

Elle 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. She is an award-winning short filmmaker and the former writer/host of the radio program Wide Awake on CBC Radio One. Her short fiction has been published in Ellery Queen Magazine and her articles have appeared in The Toronto Star, Georgia Straight, and Westender. Wild’s debut novel, Strange Things Done, won the Arthur Ellis Award 2015 for Best Unpublished First Crime Novel, and was shortlisted in multiple contests internationally. Recently returned from the U.K., Wild currently resides on an island in the Salish Sea named after the bones of dead whales.

Web site: www.ellewild.com

Twitter: @ElleWild_writer
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Jo Silver @TheDawsonDaily (*Jo Silver is the main character in Strange Things Done)

Awards for Strange Things Done, 2016, Dundurn/Thomas Allen

  • 2015 Unhanged Arthur Award for Best Unpublished First Crime Novel — Winner
  • 2014 Telegraph/Harvill Secker Crime Competition — Shortlisted
  • 2014 Southwest Writers Annual Novel Writing Contest — Silver Winner
  • 2014 Criminal Lines crime-writing contest by A.M. Heath Literary Agents – Shortlisted
  • 2014 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award — Longlisted