Diamond Kahn & Woods Literary Agency

Laura Kaye

Laura is a writer, potter and filmmaker living in London.  She grew up in rural Oxfordshire before her love of Brazilian and Hispanic culture led her first to Nottingham, then Cambridge University where she wrote dissertations on Brazilian music and horror films.  In 2006 the BBC Music Department employed her to work on a series on the history of Brazilian music called Brasil, Brasil She has been working on music documentaries such as Krautrock: The Rebirth of Germany, Synth Britannia and Flamenco Gypsy Soul ever since.  

In 2011, pursuing her long ambition to become a writer, she took a break from television and enrolled at Goldsmiths College on the Creative Writing MA where she wrote short stories and a memoir about her growing obsession with Germany, after discovering she had German roots.  On the basis of her fictional work, she was accepted onto the PhD in Creative writing at the Centre for New Writing at Manchester University where she continued to develop her prose under the mentorship of Booker Prize nominated writer, M.J. Hyland.  In September 2015 she spent time in Whitstable after being awarded a place on the Expansionists Artists’ and Writers’ Residency programme.   

Her first novel, English Animals, is a playful look at the English rural classes as seen through the eyes of an Eastern European immigrant. English Animals was published by Little, Brown in hardback in January 2017. 


Laura Kaye is represented for film and television rights by Emily Wraith at Berlin Associates.