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Penelope Lively


UK flag (b.1933)
Mother of Adam Lively

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.

She is a popular writer for children and has won both the Carnegie Medal and the Whitbread Award. She was appointed CBE in the 2001 New Year’s Honours List, and DBE in 2012.Penelope Lively lives in London. She was married to Jack Lively, who died in 1998
 
Novels
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Collections
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Picture Books
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Novellas
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Chapter Books
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Anthologies edited
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Non fiction
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Anthologies containing stories by Penelope Lively
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Short stories
Revenant as Typewriter (1978)
Uninvited Ghosts [short story] (1981)


Awards
Carnegie Medal Best Book winner (1974) : The Ghost of Thomas Kempe
The Man Booker Prize Best Novel nominee (1977) : The Road to Lichfield
The Man Booker Prize Best Novel nominee (1984) : According to Mark
The Man Booker Prize Best Novel winner (1987) : Moon Tiger
Costa Book Awards Best Novel nominee (2009) : Family Album


Penelope Lively recommends
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The Maid of Buttermere (1987)
Melvyn Bragg
"A vivid and erudite tour de force."
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An Experiment in Love (1995)
Hilary Mantel
"It is vivid. It is moving and entertaining in equal measures. Buy it and find out for yourself."
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Blame Hitler (1997)
Julian Rathbone
"A shrewd and intricate narrative by a skilful novelist."
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Larry's Party (1997)
Carol Shields
"A brilliant fictional reflection on what it may be like to be a man in the late twentieth century."
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Heaven Forbid (2002)
Christopher Hope
"A potent rendering of childhood."
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Those Who Save Us (2004)
Jenna Blum
"I was much impressed. A powerful evocation of terrible events, moving and persuasive. A remarkable first novel, with memorable characters."
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Only Human (2004)
Susie Boyt
"She has a deft touch... Boyt is a dab hand at dialogue... there is much here to enjoy."
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The Republic of Trees (2005)
Sam Taylor
"A bold debut . . . one wants to see what Taylor does next."
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22 Britannia Road (2011)
Amanda Hodgkinson
"A most accomplished first novel. Powerful story-telling and entirely convincing in its evocation of post-war England. Very good."

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