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Lissa Evans

Lissa Evans grew up in the West Midlands. She studied medicine at Newcastle University and, following a brief career as a doctor, spent five years as a producer at BBC Radio. She then moved to television where her credits as a producer/director include Room 101, Have I Got News For You and Father Ted, among others. Her novels for adults are Spencer's List, Odd One Out, Their Finest Hour and a Half, which was longlisted for the Orange Prize (and made into a 2016 film entitled Their Finest, starring Gemma Arterton, Sam Claflin, Bill Nighy, Richard E Grant and Jeremy Irons). She followed this with the trilogy of novels: Crooked Heart, Old Baggage, which was Waterstone's Fiction Book of the Month in 2019 and V for Victory. Her middle-grade children’s books are Small Change for Stuart (shortlisted for the 2012 Carnegie Medal, the Branford Boase Award, the UK Literacy Award and the Costa Children’s Book Award), Big Change for StuartWed Wabbit (shortlisted for the Costa Children's Book Award and for the Carnegie Medal) and Wished. She lives in London with her husband and two daughters.


Twitter: @LissaKEvans

Books in order of publication:

Spencer’s List (2002)

Odd One Out (2004)

Their Finest Hour and a Half (2009)

Small Change for Stuart (2011)

Big Change for Stuart (2012)

Crooked Heart (2014)

Wed Wabbit (2017)

Old Baggage (2018)

Wished (2022)

Lissa Evans Titles