Elizabeth Shick is an award-winning novelist whose creativity is influenced by her many years living abroad, including six years in Myanmar. Originally from Newton, Massachusetts, she grew up dreaming of other worlds, both real and imagined.
As an Africana Studies major at Vassar College, Liz spent a transformative year at the University of Dar es Salaam in Tanzania studying Literature and Revolution, Imperialism and Liberation, and African Wood Carving. She went on to obtain a Master of International Affairs in Economic and Political Development and a Certificate of African Studies from Columbia University.
Liz has since worked for a variety of international development organizations and humanitarian agencies in Angola, Italy, Malawi, Mozambique, Myanmar, Tanzania, and The Gambia. Along the way, she met and married her Italian-Australian husband and raised two wonderful and worldly daughters and three well-traveled cats.
An avid reader of literature from around the world, Liz started writing fiction in 2005 and has been scribbling away ever since. In 2019, she received her MFA in Creative Writing from Lesley University. Her debut novel, The Golden Land, is the winner of the 2021 AWP Prize for the Novel.
Liz and her husband now live in Dhaka, Bangladesh, returning to West Tisbury, Massachusetts as often as possible.
Learn more at elizabethshick.com
Intro reel, Writing Table Podcast
2024 Outro Recording