She’s the author of To the River, The Trip to Echo Spring and The Lonely City, which has been translated into 17 languages and sold over 100,000 copies worldwide. Her collected essays, Funny Weather: Art in an Emergency, are out now.
Her first novel, Crudo, is a real-time account of 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 and the Gordon Burn Prize. In 2019 it won the 100th James Tait Black Memorial Prize.
Laing’s writing about art & culture appears in the Guardian, Financial Times and frieze, among many other publications.
Her new book, Everybody: a book about freedom, will be published in spring 2021 by Picador in the UK and W.W. Norton in the US.
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