Laura Dockrill is an award-winning performance poet and novelist whose wonderfully inventive and vibrant approach to life is reflected in the rich and vividly imagined worlds she creates. Laura grew up in Brixton and attended the Brit School. Laura has always had a vivacious spark, finding creativity in words – from poetry to novels and scripts to song lyrics.
She is author of the Carnegie Medal nominated YA novel Lorali, My Mum’s Growing Down (Faber and Faber) as well as the Darcy Burdock series (Random House) for younger readers, which was also nominated for the Carnegie Medal and shortlisted for the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize in 2014. Other books include Echoes (Harper Collins), a collection of poems and short stories.
Laura has appeared on Blue Peter, CBeebies and is a frequent poet performer at festivals including Glastonbury, Hay, Edinburgh, London Literary Festival and Latitude.
Children’s books are at the heart of her work. She curated and wrote both The Wondercrump World of Roald Dahl and Adventures in Moominland exhibitions at the Southbank Centre and loves to visit schools and festivals and meet young readers who are as spirited as her.
Laura lives in London and you can follow her on Twitter @LauraDockrill.
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