Olivia Laing

Olivia Laing is a widely acclaimed writer and critic. She was born in 1977 and lives in London. She writes for the Guardian, New Statesman, Observer and New York Times among other publications. She’s a regular columnist for Frieze.

Her first book, To the River, was published by Canongate in 2011 and was shortlisted for the Ondaatje Prize and the Dolman Travel Book of the Year. The Trip to Echo Spring, about writers and alcoholism, was published by Canongate in 2013. It was shortlisted for the Costa Biography Prize and the Gordon Burn Prize. Her most recent book, The Lonely City: Adventures in the Art of Being Alone, is an investigation into loneliness by way of art. It was published by Canongate in 2016, and was shortlisted for the Gordon Burn Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award for Criticism.

She’s a MacDowell and Yaddo Fellow. Awards include the 2014 Eccles British Library Writer’s Award and the 2018 Windham-Campbell Prize in non-fiction.

Her new book, Crudo, is published by Picador in June 2018.

For more information please visit www.olivialaing.co.uk

Photo: Suki Dhanda

Bibliography

Everybody

Everybody

Picador, 2020
Crudo

Crudo

Picador, 2018
The Lonely City

The Lonely City

Canongate (UK), Picador (US), 2016
The Trip to Echo Spring

The Trip to Echo Spring

Canongate, 2013
To the River

To the River

Canongate, 2011