UQP has acquired Laura’s next book – a novel that is loosely based on the life of Florence Nightingale. More here

About Laura

Picture of Laura Elvery at State Library of Queensland, wearing a pink dress and black earrings. In the background is the Brisbane River.

Laura’s work has been published in Meanjin, Overland, The Saturday Paper, Island, Australian Financial Review, The Big Issue Fiction Edition and Griffith Review. She has won the Josephine Ulrick Prize for Literature, the Margaret River Short Story Competition, the Neilma Sidney Short Story Prize and the Fair Australia Prize for Fiction. She has a PhD in Creative Writing and Literary Studies from QUT. In 2021, Laura was the inaugural Writer in Residence at the Centre for Critical and Creative Writing at UQ.

Laura grew up in Toowoomba. She lives in Brisbane with her husband and two children.

Photo by Joe Ruckli, 2021 Queensland Literary Awards.

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