Olivia Laing Shortlisted for Gordon Burn Prize 2018

20th July 2018

Janklow & Nesbit client, Olivia Laing, has been shortlisted for the Gordon Burn Prize 2018.

The six-strong 2018 shortlist represents some of the most exciting fiction and non-fiction published in the UK and US today and showcases a rich variety of work by pioneering writers.

Each of the six books shortlisted has been recognised by the judges for demonstrating an affinity with the spirit, preoccupations and artistry of Gordon Burn’s writing.

The shortlist for the Gordon Burn Prize 2018 is:

Census, Jesse Ball (Granta Books)
H(a)ppy, Nicola Barker (William Heinemann)
In Our Mad and Furious City, Guy Gunaratne (Tinder Press, Headline)
Crudo, Olivia Laing (Picador)
The Cost of Living, Deborah Levy (Hamish Hamilton)
I’ll Be Gone in the Dark, Michelle McNamara (Faber & Faber)

The Gordon Burn Prize is run in partnership by New Writing North, Durham Book Festival, Faber & Faber and the Gordon Burn Trust. The winner will be announced on Thursday 11 October 2018 at Durham Book Festival, a Durham County Council festival.

Related Books



Picador, 2018