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5 Questions with New Staff Member Elizabeth Nix

Besides her family and friends, there are few things Elizabeth Nix loves more than books, and her first job in high school was working at a bookstore (shout out to The Book Bin in Northbrook, IL!).

Elizabeth recently joined the Aspen Words team as the Program Coordinator. Previously, she ran her own content development and digital design agency and was a longtime contributing writer to, the History Channel’s website. Prior to that, she served as digital content director at A + E Networks in New York, was corporate communications director for a Silicon Valley tech startup and managed key accounts for a New York City-based digital marketing and tech agency. A graduate of Georgetown University, she began her career on the editorial staff at Cosmopolitan Magazine and has written for a number of other national magazines.

 What are some of your all-time favorite books?

  • “Crossing to Safety” – Wallace Stegner
  • “Empire Falls” – Richard Russo
  • “All the King’s Men” – Robert Penn Warren
  • “Interpreter of Maladies” – Jhumpa Lahiri
  • “The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down: A Hmong Child, Her American Doctors and the Collision of Two Cultures” – Anne Fadiman
  • “Let the Great World Spin” – Colum McCann
  • “Confederates in the Attic” – Tony Horwitz

What four authors (dead or alive) would you invite to a literary dinner party?

Junot Diaz, Nora Ephron, David Carr (the late journalist and author of “The Night of the Gun”), Anne Lamott

What’s your favorite film adaptation of a book?

“The Remains of the Day” by Kazuo Ishiguro

What books are on your nightstand now?

  • “The Burning Girl” – Claire Messud
  • “My Absolute Darling” – Gabriel Tallent
  • “Born to Run” – Bruce Springsteen

What’s Your Favorite Opening Line in Literature?

“Once upon a time…”

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