Laura Freeman is a freelance writer and art critic. Her first book The Reading Cure: How Books Restored My Appetite was published last year and was shortlisted for the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year Award and for First Book and Food Book at the Guild of Food Writers Awards. The Reading Cure was a Times, Daily Telegraph and Spectator Book of the Year 2018.
She is now writing a biography Ways of Life: Jim Ede and the Kettle’s Yard Artists to be published by Jonathan Cape.
Laura writes about art, architecture and books for the Spectator, Times, Sunday Times, Telegraph, Apollo, Literary Review, World of Interiors, Country Life, TLS and the Economist . She is the dance critic for the Spectator and former dance critic for the Evening Standard.
Her work has been short-listed for Feature Writer of the Year at the British Press Awards.
She read History of Art at Cambridge, graduating with a double first in 2010.
She has spoken on the Today Program, Front Row, Start the Week and the World Service.