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Lisa Halliday

Lisa Halliday has lived in Italy since 2011. Her first novel, Asymmetry, was published in twenty languages, and was a finalist for the 2018 National Book Critics Circle John Leonard Prize. She received a Whiting Award for Fiction in 2017.



Lisa Halliday

‘A scorchingly intelligent first novel’ New York Times
‘Spellbinding’ New Yorker
‘Thrilling’ Guardian

In New York, Alice, a young editor, begins an affair with Ezra Blazer, a world-famous, much older writer. At Heathrow airport, Amar, an Iraqi-American economist en route to Kurdistan, is detained by immigration. Somehow their lives are connected, in this unconventional love story that has things to say about all of contemporary life.