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.
She is now writing a biography of Jim Ede and the Kettle’s Yard Artists to be published by Jonathan Cape.
Laura writes about art, architecture, books and food for the Spectator, Times, Sunday Times, Daily Telegraph, Sunday Telegraph, Apollo, Literary Review, Standpoint, World of Interiors, Country Life and TLS. 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 appeared on the Today Program, Front Row, Start the Week and the World Service.