Lisa Owens was born in 1985 and grew up in Glasgow and Hertfordshire. After reading English at Emmanuel College, Cambridge, she spent six years working in publishing. In 2013, she completed an MA in Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia. Not Working is her first novel. Lisa wrote the screenplay for feature film, Days of Bagnold Summer, based on the graphic novel of the same name. She lives in London with her husband.