Louise Jane Wener (born 30 July 1966, Gants Hill, London) is an English writer, songwriter, singer and guitarist of the band Sleeper. Daughter of Donald Wener, an Inland Revenue tax inspector from East Ham who had served in the R.A.F., and Audrey (née Dixon), a bank clerk and former nurse, her older sister was the writer Sue Margolis. Their brother, Geoff, managed Sleeper after attending Cambridge. Sleeper recorded four full-length albums: Smart, The It Girl, Pleased to Meet You, and The Modern Age.

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  • Louise Jane Wener (born 30 July 1966, Gants Hill, London) is an English writer, songwriter, singer and guitarist of the band Sleeper. Daughter of Donald Wener, an Inland Revenue tax inspector from East Ham who had served in the R.A.F., and Audrey (née Dixon), a bank clerk and former nurse, her older sister was the writer Sue Margolis. Their brother, Geoff, managed Sleeper after attending Cambridge. Sleeper recorded four full-length albums: Smart, The It Girl, Pleased to Meet You, and The Modern Age. After the band split in 1998, Wener began a writing career and has written four novels: Goodnight Steve McQueen, The Big Blind (a.k.a. The Perfect Play) The Half Life of Stars and Worldwide Adventures In Love. Her autobiography, Different for Girls: My True-life Adventures in Pop (a.k.a. Just For One Day: Adventures in Britpop) was published in June 2010. Wener co-wrote the BBC Radio 4 drama series Queens of Noise with The Farm's Roy Boulter. Queens of Noise ran for two five-programme series in the 10.45am Woman's Hour drama slot, focusing on the rise of fictional indie band Velveteens. In addition to writing herself, Wener has taught novel-writing. With her partner, Sleeper drummer Andy MacLure, she formed another band, Huge Advance, although they only played in and around their residential suburb of Crouch End By 2011, she and MacLure had married and moved to Brighton, where MacLure teaches at a music college. They have a son and a daughter. Wener has written an article about motherhood for The Guardian. Sleeper reformed in 2017 to play in four British cities in July and August as part of the Star Shaped Festival They went on to headline an eleven-date tour in 2018. The band have since recorded a new album, released in March 2019, entitled The Modern Age. (en)
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