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.

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Grief in the time of Covid: some reflections on loss

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What wisdom can you reach for when the unimaginable happens?

On 6th February my apparently healthy 25-year old son Raphaël collapsed and died. Every week, all over the world, thousands of young lives like his are snatched away by sudden cardiac failure.

Who knew?

Not me.

Before that, I was like most people. I never spent much time thinking about death.

I was aware that losing a child is the w

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The Ninth Life of Louis Drax

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The Uninvited

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The Rapture

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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

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The Paper Eater

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Egg Dancing

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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

“—To some extent. Men want to think the best of women, especially if they’re attractive. Isn’t there some truth in that? That we attribute moral goodness to attractive people? And to those who present themselves as victims? Natalie”
Liz Jensen, The Ninth Life of Louis Drax

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