Lara Haworth is a conceptual visual artist, a poet and a political researcher, specialising in the government’s move to become carbon zero by 2050. A graduate of the novel-writing course at City University, London, Lara was awarded the Novel Studio prize for best extract, judged by her tutors and literary agent Christine Green.
Lara and her partner live in London.
The Straits is Lara’s debut literary novel, a story about grief, female agency, and the right to make catastrophic mistakes that unfolds in a landscape reverberating with contemporary and historical tensions: the migrant crisis, the legacies of colonialism, and the politics of piracy, smuggling and corruption. Similar in style to Hot Milk by Deborah Levy and with echoes of Daphne Du Maurier’s Rebecca, it is a novel that asks, at its heart, if those that disappear in fact want very much to be found.