Louise Fein was born and brought up in London. She harboured a secret love of writing from a young age, and has always preferred to live in her imagination rather than the real world. After a law degree, she worked in Hong Kong and Australia, and enjoyed travelling the world before settling down to a career in law and then in banking.
She finally gave into the urge to write, taking an MA in creative writing, and embarking on her first novel, inspired by the experience of her father’s family, who escaped from the Nazis and came to England as refugees in the 1930’s.
Louise has recently moved out of London to the Surrey countryside with her husband, three children and small dog. Despite the mud, lack of street lights and the wildlife who like to make an occasional appearance in the house, she is embracing country living. And it’s just a short train ride to London whenever she needs a cultural fix.
People Like Us is inspired by her family history, and by the alarming parallels she sees between the early 30s and today. Louise Fein is currently working on her second novel.
THE HIDDEN CHILDHead of Zeus, 2021
PEOPLE LIKE USHead of Zeus, 2020