Olivia Laing is a widely acclaimed writer and critic. 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 for many publications, including the Guardian and New Statesman, and is a columnist for Frieze. In 2018 she was awarded the Windham Campbell Prize for non-fiction.


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 and the Gordon

Burn Prize.


She is currently working on Everybody, a book about bodies & freedom.


Literary agents: Janklow & Nesbit

Dramatic rights: United Agents


British Council profile

Picture credit: Suki Dhanda

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