Elizabeth Day

Author, journalist, and podcaster

The award-winning author and journalist talks us through her chart-topping podcast, How To Fail

17th January 2019

Elizabeth Day is an award-winning author, journalist and podcaster. Landing her first column aged 12 in her local paper, she went on to become a journalist for the Observer before going freelance. She has written for a range of newspapers and magazines in the UK and the US including the Times, the Telegraph, Vogue and Elle. Now a columnist for the Mail on Sunday’s You magazine and contributing editor for Harper’s Bazaar, she has also written four novels. Lauded by critics for its painful honesty, her celebrity podcast, How to Fail, debuted at the top of the iTunes charts and forms the basis for her forthcoming non-fiction book. In this in-depth interview, she takes us through the launch of the podcast, discusses how the rise of long-form journalism could reverse the decline in the newspaper industry – and reveals what it was like to spend a week living as Gwyneth Paltrow.

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