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Liz Jensen

      Liz Jensen’s critically-acclaimed imaginative output spans black comedy, science fiction, satire, family drama, historical fantasy and psychological suspense.

       Before becoming a full-time novelist, Liz Jensen was a print and radio journalist in Hong Kong and Taiwan. She then spent four years as a freelance writer, translator 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.

      Liz Jensen has two adult sons and shares her life with Danish writer Carsten Jensen, author of the critically-acclaimed bestseller 

We, The Drowned, which she co-translated into English under the nom-de-plume Emma Ryder.

      She teaches creative writing in the UK and her home city of Copenhagen, Denmark. An academic study of her work, The Otherworlds of Liz Jensen, A Critical Reading by Helen E. Mundler is published by Camden House, New York.

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