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Lissa Evans

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After a brief career in medicine, and an even briefer one in stand-up, Lissa Evans became a comedy producer, first in radio and then in television. She co-created Room 101 with Nick Hancock, produced Father Ted and co-produced and directed The Kumars at Number 42. Novels include Spencer’s List and Odd One Out. Lissa Evans lives in north London.

Genres: Young Adult Fantasy, General Fiction, Historical
New and upcoming books
September 2024

Small Bomb At Dimperley
   1. Small Change for Stuart (2011)

     aka Horten's Miraculous Mechanisms

   2. Big Change for Stuart (2012)
     aka Horten's Incredible Illusions
   Spencer's List (2002)
   Odd One Out (2004)
   Their Finest (2009)
     aka Their Finest Hour and a Half
   Crooked Heart (2014)
   Wed Wabbit (2017)
   Old Baggage (2018)
   V for Victory (2020)
   Wished (2022)
   Small Bomb At Dimperley (2024)
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Lissa Evans recommends
The Three Graces (2023)
Amanda Craig
"Gorgeous and generous... rich with characters and suffused with sunlight. It has so much to say on age - the three graces of the title are all over eighty; wonderful to have elderly characters, so usually marginal, right at the centre of the plot."
Pet (2023)
Catherine Chidgey
"A remarkable and original writer, whose novels have the golden combination of being both riveting and superbly written."
To Battersea Park (2023)
Philip Hensher
"An utterly engrossing skein of narratives, beautifully written and often disturbing."

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Award nominations
2021 HWA Gold Crown Award (shortlist) : V for Victory
2019 Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize (nominee) : Old Baggage
2018 Carnegie Medal (nominee) : Wed Wabbit
2018 Blue Peter Book Award for Best Book (nominee) : Wed Wabbit
2017 Costa Book Award for Children's Book (nominee) : Wed Wabbit
2012 Carnegie Medal (nominee) : Small Change for Stuart
2011 Costa Book Award for Children's Book (nominee) : Small Change for Stuart
2002 Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize (nominee) : Spencer's List

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