Lisa St Aubin de Terán (born 2 October 1953) is an English novelist, writer of autobiographical fictions, and memoirist. Her father was the Guyanese writer Jan Carew.
Lisa St Aubin de Terán was born in 1953 (to Joan Mary Murray and Jan Carew) and brought up in Clapham in South London. She attended the James Allen's Girls' School. Her memoir, Hacienda (1998), describes how she fell into a whirlwind first marriage to an exiled Venezuelan landowner, Jaime Terán, living for seven years at a remote farm in the Andean region of Venezuela.
Her second husband was the Scottish poet and novelist George MacBeth. In 1982 she published her first novel, Keepers of the House, winning the Somerset Maugham Award and a place on Granta's "Best of Young British Novelists" list (1983, issue #7). The Slow Train to Milan, winner of the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize, followed in 1983. In the same year she moved to Wiggenhall St. Mary Magdalen in Norfolk. After her second marriage ended she returned to live in Italy.
In 1994 she presented an episode of the BBC television series Great Railway Journeys...
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