She's the author of To the River, The Trip to Echo Spring and The Lonely City, which has been translated into 15 languages.
She writes about art & culture for the Guardian, New Statesman and frieze among many other publications.
Her latest book is Crudo, a real-time novel about the turbulent summer of 2017. It was a Sunday Times top ten bestseller and a New York Times notable book of 2018 and was shortlisted for the Goldsmiths Prize, the Gordon
Burn Prize and the James Tait Black Memorial Prize.
Laing's collected essays, Funny Weather: Art in an Emergency, will be published in spring 2020. She's currently working on Everybody, a book about bodies & freedom.
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