ERT's birthday in Coln St Aldwyns May 2014 for website‘She writes brilliantly’
Elaine Feinstein, THE TIMES

‘ERT mingles the elegant with the grotesque,
as if seating Flaubert next to William S. Burroughs at dinner’

‘Elegiac and polemical’

On songe parfois à Stefan Zweig à la lecture d’Elisabeth Russell Taylor …

Elisabeth Russell Taylor was the author of six novels, three short-story collections, four books for children, five works of nonfiction, and numerous reviews and articles. She wrote film treatments for London Films and Arena Films, and her stories were broadcast on BBC Radio 4’s afternoon slot. Her writing has been translated into French, Dutch, and Lithuanian (forthcoming).

As well as being longlisted for the Jerwood Fiction Prize (2014), Elisabeth received a Wingate Scholarship (1988-91) and grants from the Authors’ Foundation (1990-92) and the Arts Council (1994). Her writing was shortlisted for the Mind Book of the Year (1992), the Jewish Book of the Year (1991 and 1992), and the Jewish Quarterly-Wingate Prize for Fiction (2001).

Swann Song
(1988, Hutchinson)
Divide and Rule
(1989, Hutchinson)                          
(1991, Peter Owen; 2000, Arcadia; 2018, Daunt Books)
Mother Country
(1992, Peter Owen; 2004, Virago Modern Classics)
Pillion Riders
(1993, Peter Owen; 2005, Virago Modern Classics)
I Is Another
(1995, Peter Owen)

Short stories
Present Fears
(1997, Arcadia Books)
Will Dolores Come to Tea
? (2000, Arcadia Books)
Belated and other stories (2014, Kimblewood Press)

Children’s books
The Gifts of the Tarns
(1977, Collins)
The Loadstone
(1978, Abelard-Schuman)
Tales from Barleymill
(1978, Abelard-Schuman)
Turkey in the Middle
(1983, Patrick Hardy Books)

Wish You Were Here (1976, Wildwood House)
London Lifelines
(1977, Wildwood House)
The Potted Garden
(1980, Pitman)
The Diabetic Cookbook (1981, Hamlyn)
Marcel Proust and His Contexts (1981, Garland Publishing)

Mordecai’s First Brush with Love
, ed. Laura Phillips (2004, Loki Books)
The Joy of Eating
, ed. Jill Foulston (2006, Virago Press)
The Virago Book of the Joy of Shopping
, ed. Jill Foulston (2007, Virago Press)
Primal Picnics
, ed. Jennifer Heath (2010, Whole World Press)

Articles & short fiction
The Times, Sunday Times, Observer, Daily Telegraph, Slightly Foxed, London Magazine, Country Living, Books and Bookmen, Green Book, The Moth, Perspectives, PN Review, New Library Review, Assistant Librarian, Nova, Queen, She, Library Association Record, Amateur Gardening, Medical News, Critical Quarterly, Bulletin of Bibliography
, Forfatteren

Author of the Week: Interview with Donna Freed on RadioGorgeous.com (2014)

Elisabeth Russell Taylor also translated and recorded passages for two films by Raphaël Dupouy: Henri Edmond Cross – La Lumière de Saint-Clair (2011) and Théo Van Rysselberghe – Du Nord au Sud (2012).