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2013 Book Festival Author
Laura Moriarty

Laura Moriarty is the author of the novels The Center of Everything, The Rest of Her Life, and While I'm Falling, all of which deal with family relationships in times of crisis. Her most recent novel The Chaperone, inspired by the real life silent film star Louise Brooks, was published by Riverhead Books (2012). This novel was named USA Today #1 Hot Fiction Pick for the summer, the Christian Science Monitor #1 Fiction Pick, and a Top Indie Next Pick for June 2012. The Chaperone has received rave reviews by publications nationwide and has been called "a delight" with "two fascinating, complex heroines" and a story that is "exquisitely paced."

Moriarty was the recipient of the George Bennett Fellowship for Creative Writing at Phillips Exeter Academy in New Hampshire and is now a professor of creative writing at the University of Kansas. She lives in Lawrence, Kansas.

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