"Witty, clear-edged, both lemon-sharp and seductive, Laura Solomon is a writer to watch." -- Maggie Gee, chair of the Royal Society of Literature.
Solomon writes with an acute awareness of the 'otherness' of things and a sympathetic attitude towards people's fragility. A pleasurable read and somewhat edgy, Alternative Medicine
shows an active, quietly clever language with relentless clarity and subtle, delightful humour in her own particular style. -- Raewyn Alexander, Editor, Magazine
About the Author
Laura Solomon was born in New Zealand where she has lived most her life, though she has also spent a number of years in the United Kingdom. She has an honours degree in English Literature (Victoria University, NZ, 1997) and a Masters in Computer Science (University of London, 2003). She has published two novels in New Zealand: Black Light
(Tandem Press, 1996) and Nothing Lasting
(Tandem Press, 1997). Her first play, The Dummy Bride
, was produced as part of the Wellington Fringe Festival, and her second, based on her short story, 'Sprout' , was part of the 2004 Edinburgh Fringe Festival. She has published numerous short stories and poems online and in various literary magazines, and her poem 'The Latest Lighthouse Keeper' was commended in the Ware Poets Competition, 2007.