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 17 languages and sold over 100,000 copies worldwide.


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. 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 collected essays, Funny Weather: Art in an Emergency, will be published on 16 April 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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