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Elisabeth de Mariaffi

Elisabeth de Mariaffi is the critically acclaimed author of four books: most recently, The Retreat (2021), is a snowbound thriller about a dancer who must separate truth from lies in order to survive a deadly storm at a remote mountain arts retreat. Her previous books include the Scotiabank Giller Prize-nominated short story collection How to Get Along with Women (2012), the literary thriller The Devil You Know (2015), and the 1950s-era Hitchcock-style thriller, Hysteria (2018), both of which were named Globe and Mail Best Books of the year, and shortlisted for the Thomas Raddall Atlantic Fiction Prize. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Guelph, and has taught fiction and screenwriting at UBC, Memorial University, and through the Humber School for Writers. Elisabeth makes her home in St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador.