Bestselling author and journalist
Elizabeth Renzetti is a bestselling Canadian author and journalist.
Her latest book, a collection of essays about contemporary feminism called Shrewed: A Wry and Closely Observed Look at the Lives of Women and Girls, became a national bestseller on its publication in spring 2018. Her first novel, Based on a True Story, was also a bestseller and was shortlisted for the 2014 Kobo Emerging Writer Award.
A journalist for more than two decades, Elizabeth’s popular column runs weekly in The Globe and Mail, Canada’s national newspaper, where she is also a feature writer.
She was a correspondent in The Globe and Mail’s London and Los Angeles bureaus for almost a dozen years, and was also the newspaper’s Arts and Books editor. Elizabeth appears frequently on radio on television to discuss current events.
In 2015, she was the Kierans-Janigan fellow in the Southam Journalism program at Massey College, University of Toronto. In 2014, she was the Rogers Distinguished Visiting Professor at Ryerson University in Toronto.
Her work has appeared in many publications, including Maclean’s, Report on Business Magazine, Chatelaine and Elle Canada. Her essays have appeared in several anthologies, most recently Between Interruptions: Thirty Women Tell the Truth About Motherhood.
Workshops: Borrowing, or betrayal: How real lives become fiction and Personal and political: Building a better essay