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. Not Working is her first novel. She lives in London with her husband.
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.
To celebrate the 20th anniversary of Helen Fielding’s Bridget Jones’s Diary we asked some of our favourite authors what they thought Bridget would be like in 2016.
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.
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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.
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Made it into work today? Congratulations! Now you can reward yourself with a sneak peek of Lisa Owens' sharp, funny debut Not Working.
We have a plethora of incredible novels publishing in 2016, including some fantastic books from exciting new authors. Here's a sneak peek into what's publishing in 2016.
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...