Elizabeth Guider is a longtime entertainment journalist and more recently a novelist who has lived and worked in Rome, Paris and London as well as in New York and Los Angeles. Born in the American South, she holds a doctorate in Renaissance Studies from New York University. During the late 1970s she was based in Rome where she taught English and American literature at the university level and where much of the action of her first novel, The Passionate Palazzo, takes place. While in Europe she worked as an editor for the International Daily News in Rome, a freelancer for several magazines and as an entertainment reporter for the showbiz newspaper Variety, focusing on the film business, television and theater.
She also traveled widely, reporting on the politics and technological changes affecting media from Eastern Europe to Hong Kong as well as covering various film events and media trade shows in Cannes, Monte Carlo, Venice, Milan and Berlin. She also served on several festival juries, including Mystfest and Rimini, the International Emmys judging committee in NYC and the Peabody Board, based in Athens, GA. Over the years she has moderated a number of industry-sponsored panels and Q&As with entertainment executives, both Stateside and abroad. After moving back to the United States in the early 1990s, she specialized on the burgeoning TV industry and eventually held top editor positions at Variety and latterly at The Hollywood Reporter, including executive editor at Variety and the editor-in-chief title at THR. Most recently, she has freelanced for the magazine World Screen as senior contributing editor.
She divides her time between Los Angeles, where she freelances, and Vicksburg, Mississippi, where she grew up and where she focuses on her fiction. Her second novel, Milk and Honey on the Other Side, an inter-racial love story in the post-WWI period, is set largely in Vicksburg. Her third novel, Connections, a family saga that spans the last 50 years, takes the reader from Atlanta, to New York City and Hollywood, and eventually to South America. It will be published late summer 2018.
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