- Laura Marney
Laura Marney is a Scottish novelist and short-story writer.
Laura Marney was born and raised in
Glasgow. She studied Business Administration at university and afterwards helped found a theatre group. [Theatre Raskolnikov. See cite web|url=http://living.scotsman.com/books.cfm?id=749392004 |title=All you have to do is |work= The Scotsman| last=Robinson|first=David| date=2004-07-03] She ended up writing the scripts too because "nobody else could be bothered". [Interviewed in the Barcelona Review in 2005.] At various times she has worked as a drug rep, charity fundraiser and aerobics instructor. [cite web|url= http://www.list.co.uk/article/2112-day-jobs/ |title=Day Jobs |work=The List | last=Innes|first=Kirstin| date=2007-05-22] She is a single parent.
Laura is an alumnus of the MLitt in Creative Writing at
Glasgow University, and now teaches there. She has written four novels and numerous short stories. Her writing has been described as both black humour [Laura Marney cited by Jenny Brown in cite web|url=http://news.scotsman.com/scotland.cfm?id=221262005 |title=Dark and dour Scottish writing 'needs sexing up'|work= The Scotsman| date=2005-02-28] and chick-lit. She has also written for radio and television.
Laura Marney is a member of the Glasgow G7 group of writers [cite web|url= http://www.arts.gla.ac.uk/SESLl/EngLit/grad/BOOK%20GROUP%202.pdf |title=The Book Group | last=MacLeod|first=Heather| date=2005-09-20] (
Alan Bissett, Nick Brookes, Rodge Glass, Laura Marney, Alison Miller, Zoë Strachan and Louise Welsh).
* "No Wonder I Take A Drink" (2004)
* "Nobody Loves a Ginger Baby" (2005)
* "Only Strange People Go to Church" (2006)
* "My Best Friend has Issues" (2008)
* [http://living.scotsman.com/books.cfm?id=749392004 Interview in The Scotsman] , (2004)
* [http://www.barcelonareview.com/50/e_int.htm Interview in Barcelona Review] , (2005)
* Short story: " [http://www.madhattersreview.com/issue7/viva_marney.shtml The Taste of Women] ", Mad Hatters Review, No.7, February 2007
* Short story: " [http://www.glasgow2020.co.uk/stories/story.php?story=46 Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow] ", [http://www.glasgow2020.co.uk/about/index.php Glasgow 2020]
* Short story: " [http://www.barcelonareview.com/50/e_lm.htm And the winner is] ", Barcelona Review, Issue 50, October - December 2005
* [http://www.arts.gla.ac.uk/SESLL/EngLit/grad/creative.html Creative Writing at Glasgow University]
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