Lisa Williamson

Lisa was born and raised in Nottingham. After graduating from university she moved into a career as an actor. Lisa worked as an administrator at the Gender Identity Development Service in London for two years. The GIDS is an NHS service dedicated to helping under-eighteens who are struggling with their identity. The young people Lisa met here inspired her ground-breaking novel, The Art of Being Normal.
Twitter: @lisa_letters

The Art of Being Normal

Published January 2015
David Fickling Books
Catherine Clarke, Felicity Bryan Associates
Winner of the Waterstones Children's Book Prize Best Older Fiction Category 2016
Winner of the Leeds Book Awards 2016 14-16 Category
Nominated for the Carnegie Medal 2016
Shortlisted for the YA Book Prize 2016
Nominated for the Branford Boase Prize 2016
Lisa Williamson's debut YA novel The Art of Being Normal is a powerful tale of a transgender teenager's struggle with identity. Although the prejudice the characters face is depressing – and we see how easy it is to make assumptions about what is a 'typical' boy or girl – there is hope, not least in the love and understanding that some of the friends and family members display."
The Telegraph