Penelope Lively is a novelist, short story writer and author of children's books. Her novels have won several literary awards including the Booker Prize for Moon Tiger in 1987, the Carnegie Medal for The Ghost of Thomas Kempe in 1973, and the Whitbread Award for A Stitch in Time in 1976.
Penelope Lively is a Fellow of The Royal Society of Literature, the former Chairman of the Society of Authors, and has been a member of the Boards of the British Library and the British Council. She was awarded the OBE in 1989, the CBE in 2001 and the DBE in 2012 for services to literature.
She lives in London.