Paull, Laline

Laline Paull

Elected: 2023

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London-born Laline Paull is a novelist and dramatist of Indian heritage. She is the author of three novels, most recently Pod, a science-backed cetacean epic. Her second, The Ice, tells of geopolitical intrigue on the Arctic archipelago of Svalbard, and she is currently adapting her debut novel, The Bees, at the National Theatre.  She has spoken at the House of Lords, BAFTA and COP26 on the role of stories in tackling the climate crisis, and is a supporter of XR Writers Rebel.

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