Lia Mills is an Irish writer. She writes novels, short stories and literary non-fiction. She has also worked on several public art commissions and as an arts consultant.
Her first novel, Another Alice (1996), was nominated for the Irish Times Irish Fiction prize. Her second novel, Nothing Simple (2005), was shortlisted for the Irish Novel of the Year at the inaugural Irish Book Awards. In Your Face (2007) is a memoir of her diagnosis of and treatment for oral cancer. It was named as a favourite book of 2007 by Peter Sheridan and Joe Duffy, among others. Her fourth book and third novel, Fallen was published in 2014. With Dr Denise MacCarthy she co-edited Word of Mouth: Coping with and Surviving Mouth, Head and Neck Cancers (2013).
Born in Dublin, she has lived in London and America before returning to Ireland in 1990