Winner of the 2020 Spread the Word Life Writing Prize
Lorelei is originally from Long Island, New York and studied English Literature at university as an undergraduate.
After stints in Buffalo, Seattle, and Manhattan, she moved to London for work in 1998 and never quite left. She holds an MSc in Public Health from the University of the West where she studied the impact of childhood trauma on health outcomes across the lifecourse.
In 2020 she won Goldsmiths Spread the Word Life Writing Prize which included an Arvon residency, and in 2022 she was selected to attend the Bread Loaf Writer’s Conference in Vermont.
She is currently working on a memoir and is due to complete a Master of Arts in Creative Writing at Bath Spa University in September 2023. She lives in rural Somerset with her family and loves singing in the car, swimming in the quarry, and very strong coffee.