Book: The Lodger
Genre: Historical Fiction
Publisher: St Martin’s Press
Publication date(s): October 2014 (USA); June 2015 (UK)
About: Louisa Treger began her career as a classical violinist and worked as a freelance orchestral player and teacher. She subsequently turned to literature, gaining a PhD in English at University College London. Married with three children and a dog, she lives in London. She spends as much time as she can in South Africa, where she supports a feeding scheme for underprivileged children living in shacks in the desolate Kurland Village in the Western Cape, where 70% of adults are unemployed. The Lodger is her first novel.
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/louisatregerwriter
Twitter handle: @louisatreger
Writer Superpowers (specialist subjects): Louisa holds a doctorate in English from University College London, where she focused on early twentieth century women’s writing. She is a former classical violinist, orchestral player, and music teacher. Music was an ideal apprenticeship for writing, because it gave her the discipline and drive to be a self-starter and to spend hours alone, honing her craft.