Born in New Zealand, Lisa studied law and political science in Wellington, Jerusalem and Sydney. She has studied creative writing at the Faber Writing Academy in Sydney and completed a mentorship with the novelist Kathryn Heyman.
Her debut novel, The Covered Wife, will be published in Australia and New Zealand by Pantera Press in early 2021.
She is represented by Catherine Drayton of Inkwell Management, New York.
Lisa lives in Sydney.
THE COVERED WIFE
In The Covered Wife, an ambitious young lawyer finds herself falling under the thrall of an oppressive and potentially dangerous religious commune, and one of its charismatic leaders. It's a gripping examination of power, loneliness and how far a person will go to find belonging.
The novel was shortlisted in the 2019 Kill Your Darlings Unpublished Manuscript Award, who described it as "a story about power and the abuse of it, as well as the lengths some of us will go to find belonging."
Lex Hirst, Publisher at Pantera Press, says "The Covered Wife is spellbinding - a magnificent literary debut that reads like a thriller, it speaks directly to the isolating nature of modern life, and our yearning for connection."