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Lizzie Pook

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.


Genres: Historical Mystery, Historical
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Whale Fall (2024)
Elizabeth O'Connor
"I devoured the exquisite Whale Fall by Elizabeth O'Connor. Immersive, elegiac and silvered with salt, it follows a young woman, Manod, and what happens when two anthropologists arrive to study the isolated island community she calls home. Beautiful."
Fyneshade (2023)
Kate Griffin
"A piercing, acerbic, deliciously dark take on the governess tale; dripping with atmosphere, cobwebbed with twists, and with an anti-heroine you'll never forget."
The Maiden (2023)
Kate Foster
"I inhaled The Maiden. A feminist retelling of a murder that shocked 17th century Scotland. Brave, bold and at times deliciously indecent with vivid characters that leap from the page and demand attention. Kate Foster has such a fresh, exhilarating voice."

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Award nominations
2023 Authors' Club Best First Novel Award (nominee) : Moonlight and the Pearler's Daughter
2022 HWA Debut Crown Award (shortlist) : Moonlight and the Pearler's Daughter

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