Provided by Wikipedia Laura Jane Solomon (28 June 1974 – 18 February 2019) was a New Zealand novelist, playwright and poet. She emerged as part of a new wave of young New Zealand writers in the 1990s anthologised in Mark Pirie's ''New Zealand Writing: The NeXt Wave'' (1998). Her first two novels were published around this time, while Solomon was in her early 20s, and she subsequently moved abroad to London where she wrote further works and trained as an IT professional. In 2007 she returned to New Zealand due to ongoing health problems, but continued to write and publish prolifically until her death. Solomon is best-known as a novelist, but her poetry and short stories have also been widely published and short-listed for awards and prizes.