Lara Prescott's novel, We Were Never Here, is forthcoming (fall 2019) from Alfred A. Knopf (US) and Hutchinson (UK), and will be translated into over 25 languages.

Lara received her MFA from the Michener Center for Writers at the University of Texas. She grew up in Pennsylvania and studied political science at American University in Washington, D.C. and international development in Namibia and South Africa. Prior to writing fiction, Lara worked as a political campaign consultant.

Lara's writing has appeared in The Southern Review, The Hudson Review, Crazyhorse, and more. She lives in Austin, Texas.