Elyse Friedman is an award-winning author and screenwriter. Her most recent novel, The Answer to Everything, was published by HarperCollins Canada. Elyse's books include Long Story Short, Waking Beauty, Then Again, and the poetry collection Know Your Monkey. Elyse is a graduate of the CFC and has had two feature films produced, one of which premiered at TIFF, the other at the Sundance Film Festival. In 2016, Elyse was invited to join the Playwright’s Unit at the Tarragon Theatre, where she wrote her first full-length play, The Cole Porter Suite.

Elyse teaches screenwriting and sci-fi writing workshops at InkWell.