Lissa is the author of five novels for adults, including Their Finest Hour and a Half (filmed in 2017 as ‘Their Finest’, starring Bill Nighy and Gemma Arterton), Crooked Heart (longlisted for the Baileys Prize) and Old Baggage (a #1 Times bestseller, and shortlisted for the Bollinger Prize for Comic Fiction). She has also written three books for children: Small Change for Stuart, Big Change for Stuart and Wed Wabbit. Both Small Change and Wed Wabbit were shortlisted for the Costa Award and the Carnegie Medal. Before becoming a writer, Lissa initially studied medicine, but later worked in radio and television comedy, where she produced and directed numerous series, including Room 101 and Father Ted. She lives in London with her dog and her family. Her hobby is reading.