Lisa Carey grew up in Brookline, Massachusetts, attended Boston College, worked at Brookline Booksmith, earned an MFA in Writing from Vermont College, and lived in Ireland for five years before returning to settle in Maine. Her first novel, The Mermaids Singing, was the lead title in the launching of Bard, a literary imprint of Avon Books. Avon Books then became William Morrow, a division of HarperCollins, and her next three novels In the Country of the Young, Love in the Asylum, and Every Visible Thing, were published there. Her novels have been translated into twelve languages and optioned for film. Every Visible Thing was the winner of a Ferro-Grumley Award and a Lambda Literary Award for Fiction. Love in the Asylum was the Winner of a Massachusetts Book Award. She has been awarded fellowships at The Hawthornden Castle Writer's Retreat, The Tyrone Guthrie Centre at Annaghmakerrig, The MacDowell Colony, The Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and Ragdale. She lives in Portland, Maine, with her husband and son and returns to Ireland whenever she can.
She recently finished her fifth novel, due to be published in 2016. Visit her at www.lisacareybooks.com.