Laura Diamond

Fiction Writer

15332 Antioch Street, #510
Pacific Palisades, CA 90272

Author's Bio

Laura Nicole Diamond is the award-winning author of the novel SHELTER US (winner of the 2016 National Indie Excellence Award for Literary Fiction)and editor and contributor to the anthology DELIVER ME: True Confessions of Motherhood, whose proceeds have benefitted PATH, Los Angeles' leading non-profit agency helping homeless families and individuals back to permanent housing.

Laura is a civil rights lawyer focused on immigration, asylum, women's rights, and access to equal participation for people with disabilities.

Publications & Prizes

Book:
Shelter Us (She Writes Press, 2015)
Prizes won: 
  • 2016 National Indie Excellence Award for Literary Fiction
  • 2016 Gold Medal for Fiction from the Independent Publisher (IPPY) Awards
  • 2015 Fiction Finalist, Southern California Independent Booksellers Association Award
  • 2015 ALA Sophie Brody Prize Nominee for Jewish Literature.

Personal Favorites

Favorite authors: 
A very non-exhaustive list of authors I return to again and again: Maya Angelou Sue Monk Kidd Anne Lamott Aimee Bender Joan Didion Dr. Seuss J.K. Rowling
What I'm reading now: 
Love and Ruin by Paula Mclain, Never Caught: The Washingtons' Relentless Pursuit of their Runaway Slave, Ona Judge by Erica Armstrong Dunbar

More Information

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Identifies as: 
Jewish
Prefers to work with: 
Any, At Risk Youth, Homelessness, Disability, Teenagers
Fluent in: 
English, Spanish
Born in: 
Los Angeles, CA
California
Raised in: 
Los Angeles (Pacific Palisades) , CA
California
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Last update: Feb 01, 2019