Laura Freeman is a freelance writer and art critic. Her first book The Reading Cure: How Books Restored My Appetite has been shortlisted for the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year Award.

The Reading Cure is a TimesDaily Telegraph and Spectator ‘Book of the Year’ 2018.


Laura writes about art, architecture, books and food for the Spectator, Times, Sunday TimesDaily 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 and the World Service.


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