Photo by Carolyn Haslett


Novelist and poet Lang Leav was born in a Thai refugee camp when her family were fleeing the Khmer Rouge Regime. She spent her formative years in Sydney, Australia, in the predominantly migrant town of Cabramatta. Among her many achievements, Lang is the winner of a Qantas Spirit of Youth Award, Churchill Fellowship and Goodreads Reader’s Choice Award. 


Her first book, Love & Misadventure (2013) was a break out success, and according to Publisher’s Weekly, foretold the poetry movement that is currently taking the publishing world by storm. Her subsequent books, including her debut novel, Sad Girls, continue to top bestseller charts in bookstores worldwide. Lang actively participates in international writer’s festivals and her tours consistently draw massive crowds. With a combined social media following of 2 million, Lang’s message of love, loss and female empowerment continues to resonate with her multitude of readers.     

Lang has been featured in various publications including The Sydney Morning Herald, 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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Lang Leav is represented by Writers House.

Writers House LLC
21 West 26th Street 
New York, NY 10010