Making It Up

Making It Up

By Penelope Lively

Penguin Books, Paperback, 9780143037842, 215pp.

Publication Date: October 1, 2006

Description
Hailed by critics as a benchmark in a career full of award-winning achievements, "Making It Up" is Penelope Lively's answer to the oft-asked question, "How much of what you write comes from your own life?" What if Lively hadn't escaped from Egypt, her birthplace, at the outbreak of World War II? What would her life have been like if she'd married someone else? From a hillside in Italy to an archaeological dig, the author explores the stories that could have been hers, fashioning a sublime dance between reality and imagination that confirms her reputation as a singular talent.


About the Author
Penelope Lively is an award-winning novelist and author of children s literature. She received the Booker Prize for her novel Moon Tiger and wide acclaim for The Photograph, Family Album and How It All Began. Lively is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, a member of PEN and the Society of Authors and a recipient of the OBE and CBE. In recognition of her contributions to British literature, she was elevated in 2012 to Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire. She lives in London.


Praise For Making It Up

Nobody writes more astutely or affectingly about [love]... than Penelope Lively. (Jonathan Yardley, The Washington Post)

Making It Up display[s] Lively's incisive prose style, her wit, and, above all, her agile imagination. (Entertainment Weekly)