ink academy creative writing course

Laure Van Rensburg

Laure completed her Ink Academy course in 2017, with tutor Marina Kemp. She was subsequently signed by literary Agent Juliet Mushens, and received a two-book publishing deal with Michael Joseph, an imprint of Penguin Random House. Her first novel, Nobody But Us, was shortlisted for the 2019 First Novel Prize, 2019 Novel London Competition and 2019 Flash 500 Novel Opening, and has sold in fourteen territories. Her second novel, The Good Daughter, was published in August 2023.


He’s a well-respected college professor. She’s a young and eager-to-please student.

He knows she would do anything for him. She knows his certainty is his weakness.

He thinks he’ll get what he wants. She thinks he’ll get exactly what he needs.

Two liars.
One twisted path.
A game of cat and mouse.


‘Reads like a glossy 90s thriller. Obsessed’ – Juno Dawson, author of This Book is Gay

‘Utterly compelling’ – Louise O’Neill

Laure Van Rensburg is a French writer living in the UK and an Ink Academy alumna. Her stories have appeared in online magazines and anthologies such as Litro Magazine, Storgy Magazine, The Real Jazz Baby (2020 Best Anthology, Saboteur Awards 2020), and FIVE:2:ONE. She has been variously shortlisted and longlisted for the 2018 & 2019 Bath Short Story Award, the 2019 Exeter Novel Prize and the 2020 Lucy Cavendish Fiction Prize.

ink academy creative writing course

Apply now for the Ink Academy Writing Course

Applying to the Ink Academy Writing Course is quick and simple. Just upload a sample of your writing below, along with your name and email address, and we will be in touch with enrolment details.

The sample of your writing does not need to be polished or perfect, or even from the work you want to develop on the course. It is just so that we can ensure our course is best placed to help you. For more details, please see our FAQs.

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