Liz Jensen Biography
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 and began her first
novel, Egg Dancing, which was published in 1995 (1996 in the USA). 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 and is currently
being adapted for the stage. The Ninth Life of Louis Drax,
was published in the UK in June 2004 (Bloomsbury) and was featured on Radio 4's
Book at Bedtime. It was released in the USA in January 2005.
The film rights to The Ninth Life of Louis Drax were bought by Miramax
in February 2004. Academy Award winner Anthony Minghella is currently writing
the screen adaptation and will direct the movie.
Her work has been nominated three times for the Orange Prize and has been translated into more than twenty languages.
This biography was last updated on 07/25/2009.
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