Lisa Thompson is a children’s novelist born in Essex, UK. Her debut novel, The Goldfish Boy, was published in the UK and North America in 2017 and went on to become a bestseller. The Goldfish Boy has been nominated for numerous awards including the Carnegie Medal, The Branford Boase Award and the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize and was given a starred review by Kirkus Reviews. A stage production of The Goldfish Boy was commissioned for a short run by the Oldham Theatre Workshop.
Lisa has gone on to write more best-selling novels, including The Light Jar, The Day I Was Erased and The Boy Who Fooled The World. Her novella, Owen and the Soldier, was shortlisted for the Blue Peter Book Awards.
Before becoming a novelist, Lisa worked as a broadcast assistant for BBC Radio 2 and CPL Productions. She lives in Suffolk, UK with her family.