Laura Barnett

Laura Barnett was born in 1982 in south London, where she now lives with her husband. She studied Spanish and Italian at Cambridge University, and newspaper journalism at City University, London.

Her debut novel, The Versions of Us, was published in May 2015. The novel spent ten weeks in The Sunday Times hardback bestseller list; and went straight to number one in The Sunday Times paperback fiction bestseller list, going on to spend six weeks in the Top Ten.  To date, over 250,000 copies of have been sold.  It was nominated for the 2016 BBIA Award for Debut Fiction, and won the Richard and Judy Spring 2016 Book Club. It was also selected by Waterstones as a Book of the Month and Book Club choice.  TV rights have been optioned by Trademark Films.

As a freelance arts journalist, features writer and theatre critic, Laura has worked for The Guardian, The Observer, the Daily Telegraph and Time Out London, and other national newspapers and magazines. 

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