Liz Jensen





Liz Jensen

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Liz Jensen was born in Oxfordshire, the daughter of a Danish father and an Anglo-Moroccan mother. She spent two years as a journalist in the Far East before joining the BBC, first as a journalist, then as a TV and radio producer. She then moved to France where she worked as a sculptor began her first novel, Egg Dancing, which was published in 1995. Back in London she wrote Ark Baby (1998) which was shortlisted for the Guardian Fiction Award, The Paper Eater (2000), and War Crimes for the Home (2002) which was longlisted for the Orange Prize for Fiction. She has two children and shares her life with the Danish essayist, travel writer and novelist Carsten Jensen.


Average rating: 3.71 · 6,878 ratings · 1,257 reviews · 16 distinct works · Similar authors
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The Rapture
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The Uninvited
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My Dirty Little Book of Sto...
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War Crimes For The Home
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Ark Baby
3.91 of 5 stars 3.91 avg rating — 172 ratings — published 1998 — 8 editions
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The Paper Eater
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Egg Dancing
3.33 of 5 stars 3.33 avg rating — 87 ratings — published 1996 — 7 editions
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Mother Moon's Job
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“Everyone said that one day I was going to have a big accident, an accident to end all accidents. One day you might look up and see a kid falling from the sky. That would be me.”
Liz Jensen, The Ninth Life of Louis Drax

“Hangovers are a vivid form of vengeance. Last night my apartment became the venue for a small, introverted chardonnay festival. A melancholy choir of Bulgarians provided the entertainment, via a set of headphones that ended up irredeemably tangled beneath the bed. Part of me just watched. The other part was in charge.”
Liz Jensen, The Rapture

“Lord, What a terrible shame. You're so attractive!'
I know, I want to tell her. It should have happened to someone really ugly. And then it wouldn't have mattered.”
Liz Jensen, The Rapture

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