Lizzie Pook is an award-winning writer and journalist. She began her career in women’s magazines, covering everything from cognitive enhancing drugs to conspiracy theorists. In 2015 she moved into travel journalism, reporting for publications such as Condé Nast Traveller,
Rough Guides, Lonely Planet and The Sunday Times.
Her assignments have taken her to some of the most remote parts of the world, from the uninhabited east coast of Greenland in search of roaming polar bears, to the haunting mountains of the trans-Himalayas to track endangered snow leopards.
She was inspired to write Moonlight and the Pearler’s Daughter, her debut novel, after spending time in north-western Australia researching the dangerous and fascinating pearl-diving industry.
Lizzie Pook recommends
The Leviathan (2022)
"Spectacular - deliciously creepy, immensely atmospheric and exquisitely written. Rosie Andrews in a phenomenal new voice in historical fiction."
Single Bald Female (2022)
"Vibrant, witty and poignant, the narrative zips along as protagonist Jess navigates the thorny parts of life, work and love, all while undergoing treatment for breast cancer. Pick it up if you like zingy women's fiction with tenderness at its heart. I loved it."
No Country for Girls (2022)
"I LOVED THIS BOOK. Thelma & Louise meets The Tourist in this pacey, surprising and relentlessly tense Aussie road trip thriller. With No Country for Girls Emma Styles is not playing around - she's staking her claim as the new queen of Outback Noir."
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