Lisa Emanuel is a lawyer and writer who has studied at the Faber Writing Academy in Sydney, completed a mentorship with the novelist Kathryn Heyman, and in 2016 was awarded Highly Commended in the ASA Mentorship Prize. Lisa was shortlisted for the 2019 KYD Unpublished Manuscript Award. The Covered Wife published in 2021 is her first novel.

In her book chat, Lisa discusses The Covered Wife, a fictional examination of the choice made by a young woman choosing to shift from secularism to living by the Torah — and a parallel exploration of why a group of believers might shift from openness to insularity.