The Galley Beggar Press
Short Story Prize 2018/19


LAURA KAYE is a novelist and short story writer based in London. Her debut novel English Animals was published by Little, Brown in 2017 and was longlisted for the Dublin Literary Award. It tells the story of a woman from Slovakia who comes to the UK to work on a pheasant shooting estate and ends up becoming a taxidermist. Part lesbian love story, part satire of rural English life, it is also an exploration of our strange relationship with the animal kingdom. In between writing, she works as a documentary producer specialising in arts and music. She is currently working on a second novel.

Laura’s 2018/19 GBP longlisted story, ‘Girls’, is available to read here.

To read our 3-Question interview with Laura, head here.

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