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Lang Leav

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Novelist and poet, Lang Leav is an international bestselling author and winner of a Qantas Spirit of Youth Award, Churchill Fellowship and Goodreads Choice Award. Often credited with popularizing poetry among a new generation of young readers, Lang’s poetry books, and hit novel, Sad Girls continue to top best seller charts around the world.

Lang has been featured on CNN, SBS Australia, Intelligence Squared UK, Radio New Zealand and in various publications, including Vogue, Newsweek, the Straits Times, the Guardian, and the New York Times.

She currently resides in New Zealand with her partner and fellow author, Michael Faudet.

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My new novel Sad Girls has just hit #1 on the Singapore Straits...



My new novel Sad Girls has just hit #1 on the Singapore Straits Times bestsellers list. Thank you so much for your support ❤️

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The Girl He Loves (Select)
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Three Questions (Poetry)
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Picture a stream of rushing water. That’s the people who adore you. The haters are the little fish trying to swim against the stream.”
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“It happens like this.

"One day you meet someone and for some inexplicable reason, you feel more connected to this stranger than anyone else--closer to them than your closest family. Perhaps this person carries within them an angel--one sent to you for some higher purpose; to teach you an important lesson or to keep you safe during a perilous time. What you must do is trust in them--even if they come hand in hand with pain or suffering--the reason for their presence will become clear in due time."

Though here is a word of warning--you may grow to love this person but remember they are not yours to keep. Their purpose isn't to save you but to show you how to save yourself. And once this is fulfilled; the halo lifts and the angel leaves their body as the person exits your life. They will be a stranger to you once more.

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It's so dark right now, I can't see any light around me.
That's because the light is coming from you. You can't see it but everyone else can.”
Lang Leav, Love & Misadventure

“It was a question I had worn on my lips for days - like a loose thread on my favourite sweater I couldn't resist pulling - despite knowing it could all unravel around me.

"Do you love me?" I ask.

In your hesitation I found my answer.”
Lang Leav, Love & Misadventure

“What was it like to love him? Asked Gratitude.
It was like being exhumed, I answered, and brought to life in a flash of brilliance.

What was it like to be loved in return? Asked Joy.
It was like being seen after a perpetual darkness, I replied. To be heard after a lifetime of silence.

What was it like to lose him? Asked Sorrow. There was a long pause before I responded:

It was like hearing every goodbye ever said to me—said all at once.”
Lang Leav, Love & Misadventure

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“Fate is like a strange, unpopular restaurant filled with odd little waiters who bring you things you never asked for and don't always like.”
Lemony Snicket

“If you remember me, then I don't care if everyone else forgets.”
Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore

“It was many and many a year ago,
In a kingdom by the sea,
That a maiden there lived whom you may know
By the name of ANNABEL LEE;
And this maiden she lived with no other thought
Than to love and be loved by me.

I was a child and she was a child,
In this kingdom by the sea;
But we loved with a love that was more than love-
I and my Annabel Lee;
With a love that the winged seraphs of heaven
Coveted her and me.

And this was the reason that, long ago,
In this kingdom by the sea,
A wind blew out of a cloud, chilling
My beautiful Annabel Lee;
So that her highborn kinsman came
And bore her away from me,
To shut her up in a sepulchre
In this kingdom by the sea.

The angels, not half so happy in heaven,
Went envying her and me-
Yes!- that was the reason (as all men know,
In this kingdom by the sea)
That the wind came out of the cloud by night,
Chilling and killing my Annabel Lee.

But our love it was stronger by far than the love
Of those who were older than we-
Of many far wiser than we-
And neither the angels in heaven above,
Nor the demons down under the sea,
Can ever dissever my soul from the soul
Of the beautiful Annabel Lee.

For the moon never beams without bringing me dreams
Of the beautiful Annabel Lee;
And the stars never rise but I feel the bright eyes
Of the beautiful Annabel Lee;
And so, all the night-tide, I lie down by the side
Of my darling- my darling- my life and my bride,
In the sepulchre there by the sea,
In her tomb by the sounding sea.”
Edgar Allen Poe

“Words have no power to impress the mind without the exquisite horror of their reality.”
Edgar Allen Poe

“People have forgotten this truth," the fox said. "But you mustn’t forget it. You become responsible forever for what you’ve tamed. You’re responsible for your rose.”
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince

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Kenyatta Kelechi Hi, Lang,

Thank you for the friendship. I look forward to reading your poetry.

All the best!


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Lang Leav K.B. wrote: "Thanks for friending me, Lang! I found one of your poems online recently, which led me to discover more of your writing. You are amazing, and the way you use words is so artistic and gorgeous! Both..."

Thanks so much sweetheart! Lots of love


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K.B. Ezzell Thanks for friending me, Lang! I found one of your poems online recently, which led me to discover more of your writing. You are amazing, and the way you use words is so artistic and gorgeous! Both your poetry and your prose are elegant and touching and lovely. Thank you for sharing your gift with us! <3


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Lang Leav Blessie wrote: "Hi Lang! Thank you for accepting my friend request! Your poems, as well as Micheal's are amazing. I've been a big fan of your writing ever since I saw most of your poems all over tumblr. Keep up th..."

Thank you so much Blessie, glad you like our poems :)

xo Lang


Blessie (Mischievous Reads) Hi Lang! Thank you for accepting my friend request! Your poems, as well as Micheal's are amazing. I've been a big fan of your writing ever since I saw most of your poems all over tumblr. Keep up the good work! :)


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Lang Leav LyRe (beautiful soul♡) wrote: "omg. you. are. beautiful,. like. your. poems."

Thanks so much lovely xo


White Reven omg. you. are. beautiful,. like. your. poems.


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Lang Leav Joyce wrote: "Hi Lang! I love your poetry and writing an enormous amount, and Michael's as well! Thank you for accepting my friending, hope you are well! :)"

Thanks so much beautiful, we're a fan of yours too! xo


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Joyce Hi Lang! I love your poetry and writing an enormous amount, and Michael's as well! Thank you for accepting my friending, hope you are well! :)


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