Lisa Owens

Lisa Owens

Lisa Owens was born in 1985 and grew up in Glasgow and Hertfordshire. After reading English at Emmanuel College, Cambridge, she spent six years working in publishing. In 2013, she completed an MA in Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia. She lives in London with her husband.


Beautiful and unique book covers

Beautiful and unique book covers

Brilliantly original cover designs, typography and finishes can all help to make a book jump out at you, and so we’ve compiled a small selection of some of our favourite and most unique covers from the past few months.

The best books to listen to on audio

The best books to listen to on audio

Some books are to be listened to – in the car, while making dinner, on the tube. Whether because they are weighty tomes you don't want to carry around or because the reading is just spot on, these are some of the best audiobooks around. 

Meet the freshest new voices in fiction

Meet the freshest new voices in fiction

Lisa Owens, Hannah Kohler and Anna Raverat are three of the most exciting new writers around, here's where you can catch them talking about their books over the next few months. 

Picador to publish Not Working by Lisa Owens

Picador to publish Not Working by Lisa Owens

We've had a hugely exciting couple of weeks at Picador, sparked by Jane Finigan, agent at Lutyens & Rubinstein literary agency, who submitted a manuscript that had all of us in stitches and convinced that this was a novel written about each of us. So when the news came in that Picador had won the eight-publisher auction for the right to publish it, we were ecstatic.