Laurent Boulanger was Australian Correspondent for Writers’ News, UK’s largest circulating magazine for writers for 12 years, where he advised readers on potential publishing markets. He has also published over thirty freelance articles in a variety of magazines both in Australia and the USA. Laurent has written Murder on 45th Street, a novella for ESL students with accompanying CDs, published in 2002 by BELT Books, a division of Pascal Publishing, to a worldwide market. His literary novel The Girl From France won the 2014 Paris Book Festival Award for Best Ebook (all categories, five languages) and the 2014 Gold #1 Global Ebook Award for Best Multicultural Literature Fiction.
His crime novel Better Dead Than Never was an Australian Crime Writers Association (ACWA) 2007 Best First Crime Novel finalist, and the e-book version won the 2014 eLit Bronze Award for Best Multicultural Fiction. It also won the 2014 Readers' Favorite Medal Honorable Mention for Best Mystery and was nominated for Readers' Favorite 2014 'Best Mystery Sleuth' and 'Best Chick Lit' Awards.
Laurent has been a principal tutor at Swinburne University's Postgraduate Online Writing Program since 2004. Laurent has an Associate Diploma of Arts in Professional Writing & Editing (Holmesglen Institute of TAFE), a B.A. in Writing (Deakin University), a M.A. in Writing (Swinburne University), a Ph.D. in Writing (Swinburne University), a Graduate Certificate in Education & Training (Victoria University), a Diploma in Distance Tutoring (The Learning Institute, UK), a Certificate IV in Training & Assessment (Workforce Plus Inc.), and a Professional Certificate in Executive Screen Production (Victoria Law School). He is currently a MFA in Filmmaking candidate (Horizons University, Paris).
Laurent is the writer-director and co-producer (with Intermedia Arts Pty Ltd) of the feature film Six Lovers. His French-language feature film, La Souffrance, about a young woman's struggle to survive after breaking-up with her partner, is currently in post-production. He is also a working actor (Select Actors Management) and has acted against Judy Davis in the feature film 'The Eye of the Storm' in 2010 and against Frank Woodley in the ABC’s comedy ‘Woodley’ in 2011. He has done ADR in 'The Great Gatsby' in 2013 and has appeared in dozens of short films, television shows, training videos and commercials.