Laura Solomon has a 2.1 in English Literature (Victoria University, 1997) and a Masters degree in Computer Science (University of London, 2003). Her books include Black Light, Nothing Lasting, Alternative Medicine, An
Imitation of Life, Instant Messages, Vera Magpie, Hilary and David, In Vitro, The Shingle Bar Sea Monster and Other Stories, University Days, Freda Kahlo’s Cry and Brain Graft. She has won prizes in Bridport, Edwin Morgan, Ware Poets, Willesden Herald, Mere Literary Festival, and Essex Poetry Festival competitions. She was shortlisted for the 2009 Virginia Prize and the 2014 International Rubery Award and won the 2009 Proverse Prize. She has had work accepted in The Edinburgh Review and Wasafiri (UK), Takahe and Landfall (NZ). She has
judged the Sentinel Quarterly Short Story Competition. Her play The Dummy Bride was part of the 1996 Wellington Fringe Festival and her play Sprout was part of the 2005 Edinburgh Fringe Festival.