Elizabeth Little

Elizabeth Little is the Los Angeles Times–bestselling author of Dear Daughter, Pretty as a Picture, and two works of nonfiction, Biting the Wax Tadpole: Confessions of a Language Fanatic and Trip of the Tongue: Cross-Country Travels in Search of America’s Languages. Her writing has also appeared in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and the Los Angeles Review of Books, among other publications.

Dear Daughter, her debut thriller, was nominated for the Barry and Macavity Awards for Best First Novel, longlisted for the CWA John Creasey Dagger, and won the Strand Critics Award for Best First Novel. Pretty as a Picture will be published by Viking in 2020.

Elizabeth lives in Los Angeles with her family.

Books in order of publication:

Biting the Wax Tadpole: Confessions of a Language Fanatic – 2007

Trip of the Tongue: Cross-Country Travels in Search of America’s Languages – 2012

Dear Daughter – 2014

Pretty as a Picture – 2020

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