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Louisa Young

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aka Zizou Corder

Louisa Young is the author of a trilogy of novels .She also writes children's fiction with her daughter, under the name Zizou Corder. Their Lionboy novels are translated into thirty-four languages.Louisa Young is a regular contributor to The Guardian and lives in London.

Genres: Literary Fiction

Non fiction
Costa Book Awards Best Novel nominee (2011) : My Dear I Wanted to Tell You

Louisa Young recommends
Oligarchy (2019)
Scarlett Thomas
"Oligarchy is a delicious slap in the face?stunningly intelligent, alarmingly modern, hilariously funny, deeply pertinent, true, fantastical and several hankies' worth of poignant."
The Vanishing Half (2020)
Brit Bennett
"A powerful, tender family epic which reminds us directly and poignantly that things are not black and white."
Harvest (2021)
Georgina Harding
"So deeply engaging, so threatening, so mild, so controlled - at every stage it seems as if desperate damage is about to be done, and then bit by excruciating bit you realise it was done long, long ago, and nobody you're looking at now can do anything about it. What a writer!"
Mother's Boy (2022)
Patrick Gale
"Patrick Gale's writing has an unmatched ability to take you by the hand and just casually, quietly, lead you in, and in, and in. It all seems so simple, and then you're in tears."
Non-Fiction (2022)
Julie Myerson
"Nonfiction is compassionate, intelligent and bloody novel, where trust and love, motherhood and creativity crash and break on the rocks of addiction, treachery and confusion. Myerson's combination of ferocity and tenderness is unique."

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