About Lisa

Lisa Pliscou writes for children and adults. Her work has been praised by the Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles Times, the Chicago Sun-Times, Publishers Weekly, Kirkus Reviews, Booklist, VOYA, the Associated Press, The Horn Book, and other media.

Her award-winning biography Young Jane Austen: Becoming a Writer, was published in 2015, and in 2016 Open Road released a new edition of Lisa’s first novel, Higher Education, which was originally published by Viking Penguin and praised by David Foster Wallace, Booklist, Kirkus, Mary Robison, Betsy Byars, and others. The new edition includes an afterword by Jeff Gomez.

Henry Holt/Macmillan recently published Brave Jane Austen: Reader, Writer, Author, Rebel, a picture-book biography illustrated by Jen Corace. Lisa’s next book, Running Toward, a novel for teens and adults, will be published in 2020.

A Harvard graduate, Lisa lives in the Pacific Northwest with her family.