I write and perform about myself, madness, and death. 


I’m currently working on a series of essays for the Wellcome Collection about lithium and its environmental side effects.
After that, I’ll be writing my first book. It’s going to be about philosophy and self-help.
My essays and articles have been published in the Guardian, The Polyphony, and elsewhere.

I edit and write book reviews for Medical Humanities, a subdivision of the British Medical Journal.
My reviews are also forthcoming in New Scientist and It’s Freezing in LA.

My performances have been broadcast on BBC Radio and featured by Cambridge University Museums.
I collaborate with Alice Boyd on sound art and performance. Listen to our piece ‘Germination’.


lauragsimpkins@gmail.com

Graphics by my trembly hands.