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, particularly the Guardian, New Statesman and 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, the Gordon

Burn Prize and the James Tait Black Memorial Prize.


She's currently working on Everybody, on bodies & freedom.


Laing's collected essays, Funny Weather: Art in an Emergency, will be published spring 2020.


Literary agents: Janklow & Nesbit

Dramatic rights: United Agents


Instagram: @olivialanguage

Picture credit: Suki Dhanda

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