Elizabeth Ruth

Elizabeth Ruth

Elizabeth Ruth is the author of the novels, Ten Good Seconds of Silence, Smoke, Matadora and Semi-Detached. Her debut poetry collection, This Report Is Strictly Confidential, is forthcoming in 2024. Elizabeth’s work has been recognized by the Writers’ Trust of Canada Fiction Prize, the City of Toronto Book Award, the Amazon.ca First Novel Award and One Book One Community. CBC named her “One of the Ten Canadian Women Writers You Must Read.” She is also the author of a plain language novella for adult literacy learners entitled Love You to Death and the editor of the anthology Bent on Writing: Contemporary Queer Tales.

Before publishing, Elizabeth worked with homeless women and children, counselling in the areas of violence, trauma and recovery. She holds a BA in English Literature, an MA in Counselling Psychology, and an MFA in Creative Writing. Elizabeth Ruth teaches creative writing at the University of Toronto and lives in the city with her family.

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Semi-Detached by Elizabeth Ruth, 2023

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