Liz Jensen grew up in an Anglo-Danish-Moroccan home in Oxfordshire in Britain. Her critically-acclaimed work spans black comedy, science fiction, satire, family drama, historical fantasy and psychological suspense. Her novels Egg Dancing, Ark Baby and War Crimes for the Home received nominations for the Orange Women's Fiction Prize, and in 1998 Ark Baby was shortlisted for the Guardian Fiction Award. She has worked as a teacher and creative writing consultant across Europe, and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. Her work has been translated into more than 20 languages and developed for film and TV. The movie adaptation of her psychological suspense novel The Ninth Life of Louis Drax, starring Jamie Dornan, Sarah Gadon and Aaron Paul, was released in 2016. She is based in Copenhagen, Denmark, where she shares her life with Carsten Jensen, author of We, the Drowned.