Liz Jensen

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Liz Jensen (born 1959) is an English novelist.

Liz Jensen was born in Oxfordshire, the daughter of a Danish father and an Anglo-Moroccan mother.[1] She studied English at Somerville College, Oxford.[2] She first worked as a journalist in the Far East, and then for the BBC as a TV and Radio producer.[3] She then worked as a sculptor in France, where she wrote her first novel, Egg Dancing (1995), returning to London to write Ark Baby (1998), The Paper Eater (2000), and War Crimes for the Home (2002)

She was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 2005.[4]

Her novel The Ninth Life of Louis Drax was adapted into a Canadian film in 2016.


Liz Jensen talks about The Rapture on Bookbits radio.
  • Egg Dancing (1995)
  • Ark Baby (1997)
  • Paper Eater (2000)
  • War Crimes for the Home (2002)
  • The Ninth Life of Louis Drax (2004)
  • My Dirty Little Book of Stolen Time: A Novel (2006)
  • The Rapture (2009)
  • The Uninvited (2012)


  1. ^ "Liz Jensen". Fantastic Fiction. Retrieved 8 August 2010.
  2. ^ "The Rapture - Liz Jensen". Retrieved 13 October 2018.
  3. ^ "Gloucestershire Festivals - Anthony Minghella and Liz Jensen". BBC. 2004-10-23. Retrieved 2010-04-16.
  4. ^ "Royal Society of Literature All Fellows". Royal Society of Literature. Archived from the original on 5 March 2010. Retrieved 9 August 2010.

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