Laura Vinogradova, born in 1984, is a Latvian writer of children and adult literature. She studied business management at Riga Technical University and did not start writing until she was 30. Her first published book was a story for children, Snīpulītis no Snīpuļciema (Baby Long Nose from the Long Nose Village, 2017), followed immediately by two collections of short stories: izelpas (exhalations, 2018) and Lāču kalns (Bear Hill, 2018). In 2019, she published a book for children in two volumes, called Mežpasakas (Tales of the Forest).
Her latest book, Upe (The River, 2020), has been shortlisted for the Annual Latvian Literature Award and received the European Union Prize for Literature 2021.
Laura currently lives in Riga and works at the Museum of Literature and Music.