Liz Jensen

Liz Jensen is the best-selling author of eight novels including the Hollywood-adapted The Ninth Life of Louis Drax, and the two ecological thrillers The Rapture (a TV Book Club Best Read) and The Uninvited. Her critically-acclaimed imaginative output spans black comedy, science fiction, satire, family drama, historical fantasy and psychological suspense. Her fiction has been adapted for radio, appeared in anthologies, developed for film, short-listed for the Guardian Fiction award, nominated three times for the Orange Prize, and translated into twenty languages.

Before becoming a full-time writer, Liz Jensen worked in newspapers and radio in Hongkong and Taiwan. She then spent four years as a freelance writer and sculptor in France, and ten as a BBC producer in the UK. Her first novel, the black comedy Egg Dancing, was published to critical acclaim in 1995. It was followed by two satirical novels, the time-slip fantasy Ark Baby (1998), and the dystopian The Paper Eater (2000). In War Crimes for the Home (2002), and The Ninth Life of Louis Drax (2004), she turned her attention to psychological suspense. The comic flight of fancy My Dirty Little Book of Stolen Time (2006) was followed by two dark ecological thrillers, The Rapture (2009) and The Uninvited (2012). All her novels are published in the UK by Bloomsbury.

Read Liz in conversation with JJ Marsh and Karen Pegg here.

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