Olivia Laing


Olivia Laing is a writer and critic. Her first book, To the River, was published to wide acclaim and shortlisted for the Ondaatje Prize and the Dolman Travel Book of the Year. She has been the deputy books editor of the Observer, and writes for The Guardian, New Statesman, and The Times Literary Supplement, among other publications. She is a MacDowell Fellow, and has received grants from the Arts Council and the Authors’ Foundation. She lives in Cambridge, England.


47. Crudo: Olivia Laing in conversation

The Masonic Lodge

Prize-winning writer Olivia Laing’s most recent book, The Lonely City, was published to remarkable critical acclaim, cementing her reputation as one of the most brilliant and original writers of contemporary non-fiction. Crudo, Laing’s first move into fiction, is a brilliant, funny and emphatically raw account of love in the apocalypse. Crudo charts in real time what it […]