Elise Valmorbida

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Name

Elise Valmorbida

About me

Elise grew up Italian in Australia. Then she fell in love with London. The romance continues.

BOOKS
Elise’s novel The Madonna of the Mountains is published in 2018 by Faber & Faber (UK), Spiegel & Grau (USA), and several translated editions. Other published works include fiction – Matilde Waltzing, The TV President and The Winding Stick – and non-fiction such as The Book of Happy Endings. See www.elisevalmorbida.com

BRANDS
Elise runs communications agency word-design, offering clients a rare mix of strategy, design and writing services, with specialist expertise in brand voice and identity. Elise has served on three D&AD juries, and was President of the D&AD Writing for Design jury (2017). See www.word-design.co.uk.

FILM
Honoured by the Edinburgh International Film Festival as a Trailblazer, Elise is the script consultant and producer of award-winning indie Britfilm SAXON, released to critical acclaim in 2009. Her story ‘The making of a guerrilla film’ was published with SAXON The Screenplay by CB Editions in 2008. See www.saxonthefilm.com

TEACHING
Elise has been teaching Creative Writing at Central Saint Martins since 1998. At Arvon, she co-teaches ‘Suitcase Stories’ (her own Life Writing course inspired by migration). In 2018, she leads a new course: Popular Non-Fiction. Elise is former External Examiner for the MA in Professional Writing at Falmouth University.

AND…
Elise is a member of The Society of Authors and English PEN. For 26, she has been most active with 26 Awards, Wordstock, 26 For Norwich, Throwaway Lines, International PEN and 26:50, a campaign marking 50 years of the Writers in Prison Committee. More recently, she set up 26 Training.

Latest 26 images

Disused pub in Hoxton by Andy York
Photo by Lucy Beevor
Image by Tony Linkson
Found on the island of Giglio, Italy by Chris Bird.
26 Screenshot by Lara Muth
I live at number 26, and this is my bin!  Rebecca Thomas
Captured in Venice by Elen Lewis
26-jane
Distance markers on a disused railway in East Sussex. The Cuckoo Line.  By Tony Linkson
Distance markers on a disused railway in East Sussex. The Cuckoo Line.  By Tony Linkson
Distance markers on a disused railway in East Sussex. The Cuckoo Line.  By Tony Linkson
Spotted by Marin Lee at the Serpentine in Hyde Park
Spotted in Copenhagen by Helen MacKinven.
Spotted on the airfield of Tivat airport in Montenegro by Martin Lee
I took this picture in a fabulous vegan and raw food restaurant in Turin - Ezri Carlebach
Spotted in Capri by Laura Hunter
Woods near Jouqueviel, Midi-Pyrenees, 10 minutes after I had told my walking group about 26. They gave me a funny look. By David Mathews
Image by Ed Pritchard
Image by Lydia Thornley in Krakow
Spotted in Belfast by Jonathan Holt
From Christmas travels in Krakow by Lydia Thornley
Night time lamp from Christmas travels in Krakow by  Lydia Thornley
Daytime lamp from Christmas travels in Krakow by  Lydia Thornley