Laura Harrington's award-winning plays, musicals, and operas have been widely produced across America, in Canada, and Europe in venues ranging from The Zipper Factory in NYC to Houston Grand Opera. She is the 2008 Kleban Award Winner for most promising librettist in American Musical Theatre. Harrington has twice won both the Massachusetts Cultural Council Award and the Clauder Competition for best new play in New England.
Her first novel, Alice Bliss, (Viking/ Penguin) has been lauded as a "Discover Great New Writers" pick at Barnes & Noble, "Best Books of the Summer" at Entertainment Weekly, a "People Pick," at People Magazine, "Best Books of 2011" by the School Library Journal. Foreign rights have been sold in the UK, Italy and Denmark.
Alice Bliss won the Massachusetts Book Award in Fiction for 2012, and has been chosen by the Richard and Judy Book Club in the UK, where it will be featured in all WH Smith Book Shops throughout the summer.
Laura teaches playwriting at MIT where she was awarded the 2009 Levitan Prize for Excellence in Teaching. She has also been a frequent guest artist at Tufts, Harvard, Wellesley, and the University of Iowa.
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