Kim Izzo is an author, screenwriter and journalist. Her first novel, the romantic comedy The Jane Austen Marriage Manual, was a bestseller. The book was published to acclaim in Canada, the USA and the UK. It has since sold in Brazil, Germany, Finland and Italy. It was optioned by Don Carmody Productions, and Izzo wrote the screenplay adaptation.
Her second novel, My Life In Black & White, a time-travel romantic-comedy set within the seedy world of film noir was published in 2013 and her third novel, Seven Days in May, a First World War drama about the sinking of the Lusitania will be published by HarperCollins in 2017.
In 2015 her original feature film project, The Shame Sisters, received development financing from Corus/Movie Central’s Script to Screen initiative delivered by Canada’s National Screen Institute. In 2016, Izzo won the Telefilm Canada New Voices Award.
Izzo is also the co-author of the international bestselling book The Fabulous Girl’s Guide to Decorum and The Fabulous Girl’s Guide to Grace Under Pressure. She has spoken about etiquette on Oprah!, The Today Show and Canada AM and written on the subject for The New York Times Sunday Style, The New Yorker and Vogue UK, to name a few.
Izzo is also a respected fashion and lifestyle journalist whose byline has appeared in The Globe and Mail, The Toronto Star, FLARE, Fashion, Marie Claire, More and other publications. She is currently the deputy editor/beauty director at Zoomer, a lifestyle magazine aimed at women and men.
Prior to her career in print she worked in television as a field producer for various entertainment news magazine shows such as Entertainment Tonight and Access Hollywood and a crewmember on several Canadian independent films.
Izzo is an alumna of the Canadian Film Centre’s Bell Media Prime Time Television Program and holds a BFA in Screenwriting from York University and a CTV Fellowship to the Banff International Television Festival.
Twitter - @kimizzo
Represented by: Diana Beaumont
Seven Days in May (HarperCollins, 2017)
My Life in Black and White (Hodder and Stoughton, 2013)
The Jane Austen Marriage Manual (Hodder and Stoughton, 2012)
The Fabulous Girl's Guide to Life (Transworld, 2004)
The Fabulous Girl's Guide to Decorum (with Ceri Marsh) (Transworld, 2002)