Olivia Laing

b. 1977

Olivia Laing was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 2019.

Olivia Laing is the author of To the River (2011), The Trip to Echo Spring (2013), and The Lonely City (2016), which was translated into 15 languages. In 2018 she was awarded the Windham-Campbell Prize for non-fiction.

Her latest book is Crudo (2018), a real-time novel about the turbulent summer of 2017. It was shortlisted for the Goldsmiths Prize and the Gordon Burn Prize.

She is currently working on Funny Weather (2020), collected essays on art and politics, and Everybody, a book about bodies and freedom.

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