Elizabeth Hay


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in Owen Sound, Canada
October 22, 1951

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From Elizabeth Hay's web site:
"Elizabeth Hay was born in Owen Sound, Ontario, the daughter of a high school principal and a painter, and one of four children. When she was fifteen, a year in England opened up her world and set her on the path to becoming a writer. She attended the University of Toronto, then moved out west, and in 1974 went north to Yellowknife in the Northwest Territories. For the next ten years she worked as a CBC radio broadcaster in Yellowknife, Winnipeg, and Toronto, and eventually freelanced from Mexico. In 1986 she moved from Mexico to New York City, and in 1992, with her husband and two children, she returned to Canada, settling in Ottawa, where she has lived ever since.

In 2007 Elizabeth Hay's third novel, Late Nigh
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Average rating: 3.56 · 19,504 ratings · 1,809 reviews · 18 distinct worksSimilar authors
Late Nights on Air

3.55 avg rating — 10,911 ratings — published 2007 — 26 editions
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Alone in the Classroom

3.30 avg rating — 2,826 ratings — published 2011 — 15 editions
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A Student of Weather

3.69 avg rating — 2,242 ratings — published 2000 — 17 editions
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His Whole Life

3.74 avg rating — 1,772 ratings — published 2015 — 12 editions
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All Things Consoled: A Daug...

3.96 avg rating — 888 ratings — published 2018 — 2 editions
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Garbo Laughs

3.20 avg rating — 563 ratings — published 2003 — 11 editions
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Small Change

3.48 avg rating — 213 ratings — published 1997 — 7 editions
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The Only Snow in Havana

3.31 avg rating — 29 ratings — published 1996 — 2 editions
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Captivity Tales: Canadians ...

3.69 avg rating — 13 ratings — published 1993
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Crossing The Snow Line

3.29 avg rating — 7 ratings — published 1989
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“She would always be living her life backwards, she realized, trying to regain something perfect that she'd lost.”
Elizabeth Hay, Late Nights on Air

“You stand next to the sea and you're in touch with all your longings and all your losses.”
Elizabeth Hay, Late Nights on Air

“And when is it ever convincing, the belief others have in your abilities? You know perfectly well they can't see the mess inside you.”
Elizabeth Hay, Alone in the Classroom

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