July 19, 1968 |
Middlesex Hospital, London, England
Lisa Jewell (born 19 July 1968, Middlesex Hospital, London, England) is a British author of popular fiction. Her books include Ralph's Party, Thirtynothing, After The Party, a sequel to Ralph's Party, and most recently The House We Grew Up In and The Girls .
She was educated at St. Michael's Catholic Grammar School in Finchley, north London, leaving school after one day in the sixth form to do an art foundation course at Barnet College followed by a diploma in fashion illustration at Epsom School of Art & Design.
After being made redundant, Jewell accepted a challenge from her friend to write three chapters of a novel in exchange for dinner at her favourite restaurant. Those three chapters were eventually developed into Jewell's debut novel Ralph's Party, which then became the UK's bestselling debut novel in 1999.
- Ralph's Party (1999)
- Thirtynothing (2000)
- One Hit Wonder (2001)
- A Friend of the Family (2004)
- Vince and Joy (2005)
- 31 Dream Street (2007)
- Roommates Wanted (2008)- alternative title for 31 Dream Street
- The Truth About Melody Browne (2009)
- After The Party (2010)
- The Making Of Us (2011)
- Before I Met You (2012)
- The House We Grew Up In (2013)
- The Third Wife (2014)
- The Girls (aka The Girls in the Garden) (2015)
- I Found You (2016)