Karen Laws is a playwright and screenwriter. For theatre, her work includes Dirty Nets (Live Theatre). For television, her work includes 32 Brinkburn Street, Shameless, EastEnders, Casualty, Stella and Shakespeare and Hathaway. For radio, she co-wrote Beware the Kids (BBC Radio 3) and The Reality Tunnel (BBC Radio 3). She lives in Newcastle upon Tyne.