Laura Mucha is an ex-lawyer turned poet and author. Her writing has won multiple international awards and been featured on TV, radio and public transport, as well as in hospitals, hospices, prisons, books, magazines and newspapers around the world. She is also Author-in-Residence in the Department of Public Health & Primary Care, University of Cambridge.
Her debut book for adults, We Need to Talk About Love / Love Factually was described as 'fantastic' by the Daily Mail and ‘much better and more useful than my film’ by Richard Curtis. Her follow up, Please Find Attached, is an Audible Original exploring attachment theory and the role of our upbringing in later life.
Laura also writes for children. Her books have been described as ‘stunningly original’ by BookTrust and ‘a must for every school library and classroom’ by The School Librarian. They include Dear Ugly Sisters (which won the 2021 NSTBA Award for Poetry), Rita’s Rabbit, Being Me (which was shortlisted for the CLiPPA Poetry Award 2022), Welcome to Our Table (currently shortlisted for a Junior Design Award 2023) and Celebrate!. She is currently working on a number of books due to be published by Walker and Hachette.
When not writing, Laura spends her time working with organisations such as the National Literacy Trust, Royal Society of Medicine and UNICEF to try to improve the lives of children.
Twitter - @lauramucha
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Represented by: Imogen Pelham
Please Find Attached: How Attachment Theory Explains our Relationships (Audible Original, 2023)
Welcome to Our Table: A Celebration of What Children Eat Everywhere (Nosy Crow, 2023)
Celebrate! Discover 50 Fantastic Festivals from Around the World (Nosy Crow, 2023)
Being Me: Poems About Thoughts, Worries and Feelings (Otter-Barry Books, 2021)
Rita’s Rabbit (Faber, 2021)
Dear Ugly Sisters (Otter-Barry Books, 2020)
We Need to Talk About Love (Bloomsbury, 2019, first published as Love Factually)