Liz Culotti

Like anyone who works in book publishing, I’ve loved reading for as long as I can remember. (Even before I could actually read, I would flip through enormous novels and pretend I knew what all those words meant.) Getting a job where I was paid to read, however, seemed too good to be true, and so I didn’t believe it was even an option until I discovered the publishing course at Ryerson University in Toronto. I promptly left my career as a law clerk to enrol, and eventually found a home here at Westwood Creative Artists, where I now work as assistant to Jackie Kaiser and Hilary McMahon. My background working with legal contracts and my life-long devotion to books makes this job the perfect fit.

I love to read almost anything

As long as it’s well written, with a story that won’t let me put it down, I enjoy reading most genres. My favourites, though, are literary or quirky fiction and YA. Most recently, I devoured Elena Ferrante’s Neapolitan Novels, and some of my all-time (non-WCA) favourite authors include Jonathan Safran Foer, Salman Rushdie, Patrick DeWitt, JK Rowling, Roald Dahl, Frank L. Baum, John Steinbeck, and DH Lawrence.