Caren Lissner is an American novelist, essayist, and newspaper editor. Her published novels include Carrie Pilby (2003) and Starting from Square Two (2004). She has also published humorous essays and satire in The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, and McSweeney's Internet Tendency. She is editor-in-chief of the Hudson Reporter group of newspapers based in Hoboken, New Jersey. Her novel Carrie Pilby was re-released July 1, 2010 by Harlequin Teen and is being made into an independent film starring Hailee Steinfeld and Eddie Izzard
Lissner was born in 1973, grew up in Freehold Township, New Jersey, and attended Laura Donovan School and Barkalow Middle School. She graduated from Cedar Ridge High School in Old Bridge Township, New Jersey and the University of Pennsylvania, where she wrote for the student newspaper, the Daily Pennsylvanian.
- Ford, Rebecca (January 9, 2015). "Hailee Steinfeld to Star in YA Adaptation 'Carrie Pilby' (Exclusive)". Hollywood Reporter. Accessed April 9, 2015.
- Celano, Claire Marie (July 30, 2003). "Young author offers tips to audience at workshop: Caren Lissner says love of writing should be first ingredient toward success". News Transcript. Accessed August 25, 2008. "Lissner, 31, grew up in Freehold Township and attended the Laura Donovan School and the Barkalow Middle School.... She later graduated from high school in Old Bridge."
- Steinberg, Becki (June 10, 2010). "College alumnus to re-release lauded novel". The Daily Pennsylvanian. Accessed 13 June 2010.
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