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Elle Wild
Elle Wild
Writer at Large, Author / Filmmaker
Elle‘s professional bio / interests
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. Her debut novel, Strange Things Done, won the Crime Writers of Canada (CWC) Award of Excellence for “Best First Novel” and was a winner in Women in Film’s “From Our Dark Side” genre writing competition in 2017. Previously, Strange won the CWC award for “Best Unpublished Mystery” and was on multiple shortlists for other awards internationally, including AM Heath’s “Criminal Lines” and the Harvill Secker/Telegraph Crime Writing Competition. Strange Things Done made the Amazon Best Seller list (Noir/Thriller/Mystery) in Canada in 2017 and in 2020 – and was a CBC “The Next Chapter” book recommend in 2020. Wild has published several award-winning short stories and has written, directed and co-produced two award-winning short films. She is working on her second novel, which is currently shortlisted in The Cheshire Novel Prize 2023.
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Lives on an island named after the bones of dead whales.
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A career highlight
Winner of "Best First Novel" from Crime Writers of Canada for debut Strange Things Done
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Joined Guild
17 May, 2023