STORIES ARE HOW WE SURVIVE
I was born in London. My parents were first-generation Indian immigrants. I studied English at Oxford, screenwriting in Los Angeles, and theatre in London, where I had two plays performed at the Royal National Theatre. I’m also a full voting member of BAFTA.
Announcement: 21st Sept 2023
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My latest novel: POD
Shortlisted for the 2023 Women’s Prize for Fiction
Pod is a cetacean epic, an imagined story based in real environmental science and marine biology. With a cast of many marine creatures, it’s published by Corsair in the UK and Commonwealth, and in February 7, 2023 by Pegasus Books in the US. A tale of family, tribalism, migration, love, sacrifice and survival, where once again, the weirdest things are true. Narrated for Audible by Finty Williams, who is superb.
This novel has proved highly controversial. Some people want a trigger warning, some say everything a writer could ever want to hear, some say both.
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Join Laline in London on 7th Oct at the festival of ideas and discoveries
POD recommended as this month’s read
Laline will be in Henley this October
Join Laline at Dartington Hall for the Byline Festival this July
Join Laline in conversation with Sanjoy Roy in London this July
POD is included in the shortlist for the Women’s Prize for Fiction 2023