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About Me

I was born in England. 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 am a member of BAFTA and the Writers’ Guild of America.

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. 

Some people want a trigger warning.  Some people say everything a writer could ever want to hear from a reader.

‘Laline Paull succeeds splendidly in rising to the most important literary challenge of our time – restoring voice and agency to other-than-human beings’ Amitav Ghosh

‘A pacy, provocative tale of survival in a fast-changing marine landscape’ – Daily Mail  
(I’m amazed they liked it)

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