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Lia Louis

Lia Louis is a writer from Hertfordshire where she lives with her partner and three young children. In 2015, she won ELLE magazine's annual talent competition with her contemporary love letter, #RelationshipGoals. Lia's fascination with letters doesn't stop with her writing: she also has a varied collection of old letters which are a source of inspiration to her. Somewhere Close to Happy is her first novel. Lia can be found tweeting at @LisforLia.

Genres: Romance
Lia Louis recommends
Out of Touch (2020)
Haleh Agar
"One of those books that had me ignoring my phone, family and sensible bedtimes. Immersive, gorgeously rich and beautifully written. I loved it."
The Extraordinary Hope of Dawn Brightside (2020)
Jessica Ryn
"I fell instantly in love with Dawn Brightside. She made my heart soar and ache all at once, and I was immediately rooting for her. It takes a talent to make you love and care for a character, which is testament to Jessica Ryn’s writing – clever, funny and full of heart."
The Man I Didn't Marry (2021)
Anna Bell
"Funny and true. Anna Bell writes beautifully."
That Night (2021)
Gillian McAllister
"That Night crept into my every waking thought. A claustrophobic, twisty novel that will have you asking 'what would I do?'."
Welcome to Your Life (2022)
Bethany Rutter
"Uplifting and empowering novel about knowing your worth and never settling. A breath of fresh air!"
The No-Show (2022)
Beth O'Leary
"This book will stop-start your heart with plenty of tears and plenty of laughter."
The Girl on the 88 Bus (2022)
Freya Sampson
"The Girl on the 88 Bus is a gorgeous story that's equal parts heartbreaking and heartwarming. A reminder that love is unwavering and ageless and will always carry us through. Freya Sampson is a brilliant writer."

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