Laura Bates is the founder of the award-winning Everyday Sexism Project, an ever-increasing collection of over 100,000 testimonies of gender inequality which has been described as “one of the biggest social media success stories on the internet”. The project has now expanded into 18 countries worldwide. Laura has an online following of over 200,000 and appears frequently on television and radio programs and writes regularly for the Guardian, and the Independent. She was the recipient of the Georgina Henry Women in Journalism award at the 2015 British Press Awards. She is also Contributor for Women Under Siege, a New York-based organisation working against the use of rape as a tool of war in conflict zones worldwide, and she is Patron of Somerset and Avon Rape and Sexual Abuse Support, part of the Rape Crisis network.
Laura’s first book, Everyday Sexism, was published by Simon and Schuster in 2014 and will be published in the US by St Martin’s Press in 2016. It was shortlisted for the Waterstones Book of the Year award and Political Book Awards Polemic of the Year, and named one of the Bookseller’s Top 10 Non Fiction Books of the Year. Laura was a judge for the 2015 Bailey’s Women’s Fiction Prize. Her second book, Girl Up, was published in April.
Agent Name: Georgia Garrett