Elizabeth Hay

Elizabeth Hay is an Ottawa, Ont.-based writer who has published nine books.
Elizabeth Hay has published nine books. (Mark Fried)

Elizabeth Hay is an Ottawa, Ont.-based writer who has published nine books. Her novels include Late Nights On Air, which won the Scotiabank Giller Prize in 2007, the bestselling books Alone in the Classroom and Garbo Laughs. Her book His Whole Life was a finalist for the 2015 Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize. Her latest book, All Things Consoledis a memoir that follows her shift from daughter to caregiver to her parents.

All Things Consoled won the 2018 Hilary Weston Writers' Trust Prize for Nonfiction.

Hay previously was a radio broadcaster in Yellowknife, NWT.

Books by Elizabeth Hay


Elizabeth Hay talks to Shelagh Rogers about her book All Things Consoled: A Daughter's Memoir. 16:33
The 20th anniversary of the Quebec referendum is the perfect time to interview Elizabeth Hay about His Whole Life -- after all, it figures prominently in the book. All in a Day chatted with Hay, who's nominated for the Rogers Writers Trust prize. 11:48


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