Lisa Roy was born in Leipzig in 1990 and grew up in the Ruhr. She holds a BA in Literarary Studies and Theology an studies Creative Writing at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne. Lisa Roy has published in different literary magazines and anthologies. For the manuscript of her debut novel Keine gute Geschichte she received the Rolf Dieter Brinkmann grant awarded by the city of Cologne and the GWK award for the most promising young writer. She lives with friends and family in Essen.