Elizabeth Lowry

Elizabeth Lowry was born in Washington DC, USA and educated in South Africa and England. She is a frequent contributor to the London Review of Books, The Times Literary Supplement, The Guardian, The Wall Street Journal and other publications.

Her first novel, The Bellini Madonna, was published in 2008 to great acclaim and reissued in September 2019. Her second novel, Dark Water, appeared in September 2018. It was The Times’s Historical Fiction Book of the Month, The Sunday Times’s Historical Fiction Critic’s Choice, and was chosen as a Times and New Statesman Book of the Year. Dark Water was longlisted for the 2019 Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction and for the HWA Gold Crown Award for 2019.

The Chosen was a Times Best Historical Fiction Books choice for 2022 and was shortlisted for the 2023 Walter Scott Prize and the HWA Gold Crown Award for 2023.

Elizabeth lives and works in Oxford.

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