Laura is a graduate of the MA in Creative Writing from Goldsmiths and did a further year of study under the mentorship of M.J. Hyland at Manchester University.  In 2014 she completed her first novel, 'English Animals' which was published by Little, Brown in January 2017.

Apart from writing, Laura has spent the last 10 years working on music and arts documentaries for the BBC - including Flamenco: Gypsy Soul, Krautrock: The Rebirth of Germany and Songs of the South.  She joined the BBC Music TV Department in 2005 to work on Brasil, Brasil after graduating from Cambridge University with MPhil specialising in Brazilian music and has been there on and off for most of her television career. 

She lives in Hackney, speaks Spanish and Portuguese, likes going for long solitary walks with her dog Frank and making pots.