Laura Moriarty earned a degree in social work before returning for her M.A. in Creative Writing at the University of Kansas. She was the recipient of the George Bennett Fellowship for Creative Writing at Phillips Exeter Academy in New Hampshire, and is now a professor of Creative Writing at the University of Kansas. She lives in Lawrence, Kansas, and is at work on her next novel.
On April 9th, 2012, Moriarty read from her then unreleased novel, The Chaperone, which has since been adapted into a theatrical play and is now in the works to be a PBS film starring Elizabeth McGovern.