Elizabeth Ruth’s work has been recognized by the Writers’ Trust of Canada Fiction Prize, The Amazon.ca Best First Novel Award, the City of Toronto Book Award, and One Book, One Community Program. The CBC named Elizabeth Ruth one of 10 Canadian Women writers you need to read!
Novels: Ten Good Seconds of Silence (2001, Dundurn, Canada. Random House, Germany)
Smoke (2005, Penguin Canada. Random House, Germany)
Matadora (2013, Cormorant Books, Canada)
Semi-Detached. (forthcoming, 2023. Cormorant Books, Canada)
Novella: Love You To Death 2013, Goodreads. A novella in plain language for adult literacy learners)
Anthology: Bent On Writing: contemporary queer tales, (Editor, 2005, Canadian Scholars’ Press/Women’s Press) based on work presented at Clit Lit, Elizabeth's long-running queer reading series.
Elizabeth Ruth holds a BA in English Literature and Women's Studies, (University of Toronto) an MA in Counselling Psychology (U/T) and an MFA in Creative Writing (U of Guelph). She teaches creative writing through SCS at the University of Toronto and is known for her mentorship of aspiring writers through the Humber School for Writers’ Correspondence Program, Diaspora Dialogues, Writers in Electronic Residence, and various writer-in-residencies. In 2019 Elizabeth was invited to Dawson City, Yukon, to be the Berton House Writer-in-Residence.