Laura Steven is an award-winning author from the northernmost town in England. She is currently represented by Chloe Seager at Madeleine Milburn Literary Agency.
She has published several books for young adults, such as The Society For Soulless Girls, a sapphic horror retelling of Jekyll & Hyde which was shortlisted for the YA Book Prize and the Diverse Book Awards. Every Exquisite Thing, which reimagines The Picture of Dorian Gray, hit the Top 20 charts for Children's & YA, and was named one of Waterstones' Best Books of 2023. Her debut The Exact Opposite Of Okay won the inaugural Comedy Women In Print Prize, while The Love Hypothesis was optioned for TV by an Emmy-winning team. Her books have been widely translated, and her work has appeared in The i Paper, The Guardian and Buzzfeed.
Her next book, Our Infinite Fates, is a fantasy romance spanning 1,000 years. It was acquired in a major six-figure deal and will be published in 2025 by Penguin in the UK and Wednesday Books in the US, as well as eleven foreign languages.
When she’s not writing, you can probably find her trail running, reading chunky fantasy novels, baking cookies, playing old men at chess, or ignoring her husband and son to perfect her Stardew Valley farm. She's on Instagram as @laurasteven, TikTok as @authorlaurasteven, and Substack as Writerly Ephemera.