ELYSE FRIEDMAN is a Toronto-based author and screenwriter. Her most recent novel, The Answer to Everything, was published by HarperCollins Canada. Elyse’s books include Long Story Short (a novella and stories); Waking Beauty; Then Again; and the poetry collection Know Your Monkey. Her work has been short-listed for the Trillium Book Award, The Toronto Book Award, the Relit Award and the National Magazine Award. Elyse’s short fiction has appeared in Best Canadian Stories and The Journey Prize Anthology, and her story, The Soother, won the Gold National Magazine Award for fiction. Elyse is a graduate of the CFC. She has had two feature films produced, one of which premiered at TIFF, the other at the Sundance Film Festival.