Elisa grew up in London and read English at Pembroke College, Cambridge.
After graduating she went to live in Japan where she developed a love of cherry blossom and tempura. On returning to the UK she spent many happy years working for Google before training to become an English teacher. Helping pupils to search for meaning in a text inspired Elisa to take up the pen and write her own. Her first novel, An Unremarkable Body, was longlisted for the Bath Novel Award 2016 and will be published by Weidenfeld & Nicholson in 2017.
Elisa lives in Surrey with her husband and two children.
Elisa Lodato recommends
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"A compelling and unforgettable novel in which silence speaks louder than words and relationships are not what they seem. I was utterly gripped from the first sentence."
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