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Penelope Lively grew up in Egypt but settled in England after the war and took a degree in history at St Anne's College, Oxford. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, and a member of PEN and the Society of Authors. She was married to the late Professor Jack Lively, has a daughter, a son and four grandchildren, and lives in Oxfordshire and London.

Penelope Lively is the author of many prize-winning novels and short story collections for both adults and children. She has twice been shortlisted for the Booker Prize; once in 1977 for her first novel, The Road to Lichfield, and again in 1984 for According to Mark. She later won the 1987 Booker Prize for her highly acclaimed novel Moon Tiger. Her novels include Passing On, shortlisted for the 1989 Sunday Express Book of the Year Award, City of the Mind, Cleopatra's Sister, Heat Wave and her latest, Consequences. Many of her books, including Going Back, which first appeared as a children's book, and Oleander, Jacaranda, an autobiographical memoir of her childhood days in Egypt, are published in Penguin.

Penelope Lively has also written radio and television scripts and has acted as presenter for a BBC Radio 4 programme on children's literature. She is a popular writer for children and has won both the Carnegie Medal and the Whitbread Award.

If you like Penelope Lively you might also like to read books by Margaret Drabble, Margaret Forster and A S Byatt.

Featured Books, with extracts, by Penelope Lively

Life in the Garden by Penelope Lively
Life in the Garden
Penelope Lively
The two central activities in my life - alongside writing - have been readingand gardening. Penelope Lively has always been a keen gardener. This book is partly a memoir of her own life in gardens: the large garden at home...
Format: Hardback - Released: 02/11/2017
The Purple Swamp Hen and Other Stories by Penelope Lively
The Purple Swamp Hen and Other Stories
Penelope Lively
In this new and varied collection of short stories, Penelope Lively shows that she remains a master of her craft, and one of our finest English writers.
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/05/2017
Moon Tiger by Penelope Lively
Moon Tiger
Penelope Lively
Penelope Lively's Booker Prize winning classic, Moon Tiger is a haunting story of loss and desire. Claudia Hampton - beautiful, famous, independent, dying. But she remains defiant to the last, telling her nurses that she will write a 'history of...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/08/2015
Ammonites and Leaping Fish A Life in Time by Penelope Lively
Ammonites and Leaping Fish A Life in Time
Penelope Lively
An exquisitely described journey into old age, Penelope Lively has captured the essence of what it is to be old, looking at both the benefits and the downside of ageing. A meditation on a long life well lived set against...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/08/2014
Family Album by Penelope Lively
Family Album
Penelope Lively
September 2009 Good Housekeeping selection. Shortlisted for the Costa Novel Award 2009. Costa Book Awards 2009 Judges' comment: "An acutely-studied and skilful dissection of middle-class family life." Such a cosy thing: comfortable middle-class family...
Format: Hardback - Released: 06/08/2009

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