Laura Barber





Laura Barber


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Laura Barber is the editorial director of Portobello Books. Her publishing career began with summer internships and editing her college newspaper, before landing her first proper job at Penguin, where she eventually ended up running the Penguin Classics list. In 2011 she started working with Portobello’s sister imprint, Granta, too and now acquires books for both lists. At Portobello, she publishes international literary fiction and non-fiction that ranges from memoir and travel writing to reportage, politics, and narrative history, and her authors include David Bainbridge, Ian Cobain, Caroline Criado-Perez, Jenny Erpenbeck, Matthew Green, Kapka Kassabova, Hiromi Kawakami, Hubert Mingarelli, Ben Rawlence, Andrea Stuart, and Christine Toomey ...more

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Penguin's Poems for Life

4.04 avg rating — 347 ratings — published 2007 — 4 editions
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Penguin's Poems For Love

4.15 avg rating — 149 ratings — published 2009 — 3 editions
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Penguin's Poems by Heart

3.72 avg rating — 83 ratings — published 2009 — 2 editions
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“And did you get what you wanted from this life, even so? I did. And what did you want? To call myself beloved, to feel myself beloved on the earth.”
Laura Barber, Penguin's Poems for Life



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