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Translated into over twenty languages

Liz Jensen, author of The Ninth Life of Louis Drax

Liz Jensen is the best-selling author of eight novels including the Hollywood-adapted The Ninth Life of Louis Drax. Miramax’s movie starring Jamie Dornan, Sarah Gadon, Aaron Paul and Aiden Longworth opens in cinemas worldwide from September.

Liz Jensen’s work has been short-listed for the Guardian Fiction Award, nominated three times for the Orange (now Bailey’s) Prize, adapted for theatre and radio, and translated into twenty languages. Her two most recent novels are the climate thrillers The Rapture (a TV Book Club Best Read) and The Uninvited.

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Liz Writes

Seeing The Ninth Life of Louis Drax on screen is like meeting an eerie stranger

Fourteen years after my kid in a coma first appeared at the kitchen table, the film – starring Jamie Dornan, Sarah Gadon and Aaron Paul – is to appear at last At 12 and seven my sons were pyromaniacs, puzzle solvers, pond-life specialists and keepers of small, doomed pets. One day in 2002, at the […]

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“A cracking good read”

The Daily Telegraph
The Daily TelegraphOn The Uninvited

“If there was ever a book that should be read by lots of people then this is it. Prepare to be horribly spooked”

The Guardian
The GuardianOn The Uninvited

“Wonderfully unsettling …An oddly beautiful journey into the darkest corners of the human soul”

The Mail on Sunday
The Mail on SundayOn The Ninth Life of Louis Drax

“An exceptional writer”

Scotland on Sunday
Scotland on SundayOn War Crimes for the Home

“An end-of-days blockbuster to haunt your nightmares…unputdownable”

The Times
The TimesOn The Rapture

“A masterclass on how to write an engaging thriller about a relevant contemporary issue while still respecting the reader’s brain cells….you’ll be gripped”

Irvine Welsh
Irvine WelshOn The Rapture