Elizabeth Macneal

Born in Scotland, Elizabeth Macneal is a potter based in Limehouse, East London, working from a small studio at the bottom of her garden. She read English Literature at Oxford University, before working in the City for several years. In 2017, she completed the Creative Writing MA at UEA where she was awarded the Malcolm Bradbury scholarship.

Her debut novel The Doll Factory won the Caledonia First Novel Award and will be published by Picador who won a 14-way auction and will make it their lead debut fiction launch of 2019.


One of the most heart-stopping, gripping books I have ever read.

Sophie Jonathan
Senior commissioning editor at Picador