Agent: Tom Drake-Lee
Robin began his media career as a photographer with the Guardian newspaper. He added words to the pictures, and then started to write features for the paper. Leaving the staff of the Guardian to increase his options, Robin contributed news and features to The Times, The Sunday Times as well as to the Guardian and various weekly magazines. He has also been commssioned by Glaxo, BP,ICI and IBM to write for their annual reports and corporate magazines.
Robin's feature writing has taken him from the Oval Office in Washington to the production facilities of Toyota in Japan, the sugar plantations of Brazil and the studio of Erno Rubik in Budapest. Newspaper profile subjects have ranged widely from the head of the Pasteur Institure in Paris to the prime minister of Turkey, and the comedians Morecambe and Wise. He recorded and photographed the first kidney transplant involving a live donor, travelled (miserably) on the final run of the original Orient Express, and interviewed the Russian dissident Alexander Zinoviev.
Books by Robin Laurance
- Coconut: How the Shy Fruit Shaped Our World (The History Press, 2019)
- Just What I Always Wanted (Quercus, 2008)
- Portrait of Islam (Thames & Hudson, 2002)
- The Millennium Generation (Thames & Hudson, 1999) *photography