Penelope Lively is the author of many prize-winning novels and short story collections for both adults and children. She has twice been shortlisted for the Booker Prize, for her novels The Road to Lichfield (1977) and According to Mark (1984). She later won the 1987 Booker Prize for her highly acclaimed novel Moon Tiger. She was appointed CBE in the 2001 New Year’s Honours List, and DBE in 2012. Penelope Lively lives in London.