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Elisabeth de Mariaffi is the critically acclaimed author of three books: the Scotiabank Giller Prize-nominated short story collection How to Get Along with Women (Invisible Publishing, 2012), the literary thriller The Devil You Know (Harper Collins Canada, Simon and Schuster USA, 2015), and the Hitchcock-style, 1950s-era Hysteria (Harper Collins Canada, Titan UK, 2018), released in March, 2018. Her newest novel, The Retreat, is due out July 2021 with Harper Collins in Canada and Mulholland Books in the USA.

Both a Globe and Mail Best Book and lucky number 13 on the NP100, the year end list at the National Post, The Devil You Know was optioned within months of publication. It was also shortlisted for the prestigious Thomas Raddall Atlantic Fiction Award.

De Mariaffi’s poetry and short fiction have been widely published and praised in Canada, and have been shortlisted for the National Magazine Award. Born and raised in Toronto, de Mariaffi now makes her home in St. John’s, Newfoundland.

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  1. Thank you for rallying for Cindy Gladue. I am also trying to create interest among journalists regarding this case and the verdict. I am trying to get a copy of the court transcript and have been contacting national women’s organizations to raise awareness.

    Barb Levesque
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  2. Jaysus! And where have I been? Just discovered Elisabeth now (July, 2019) with THE DEVIL YOU KNOW. Wow, can this girl turn a phrase or what?! Such skill, such gorgeous writing. Thank you Liz, you’re a joy to read.


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