Elaine Weiss is a Baltimore-based journalist and author, whose feature writing has been recognized with prizes from the Society of Professional Journalists. Her byline has appeared in many national publications, as well as in reports for National Public Radio. Her long-form writing garnered a Pushcart Prize Editor's Choice award, and she is a proud MacDowell Colony Fellow. Her first book, "Fruits of Victory: The Woman's Land Army in the Great War" was excerpted in Smithsonian Magazine online and featured on C-Span.
Weiss' new book, "The Woman's Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote" has critical acclaim from The New York Times, Wall St. Journal and The New Yorker, among others, hailed as a "riveting, nail-biting political thriller" with powerful parallels to today's political environment. She has presented talks about the book and the woman suffrage movement at the Library of Congress, National Archives, New York Historical Society and many other venues. "The Woman's Hour" was a finalist for the 2019 Chautauqua Prize and won the American Bar Association's highest honor, the 2019 Silver Gavel Award.
Steven Spielberg's Amblin production company has optioned the book for adaptation, with Hillary Rodham Clinton serving as Executive Producer.