Olivia Laing is a widely acclaimed writer and critic.  She's a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and in 2018 was awarded the Windham-Campbell Prize for non-fiction.


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.


Literary agents: Janklow & Nesbit

Dramatic rights: United Agents


Instagram: @olivialanguage

Picture credit: Suki Dhanda

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