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Olivia Laing's first book, To the River, was a book of the year in the Evening Standard, Independent and Financial Times and was shortlisted for the Royal Society of Literature Ondaatje Prize and the Dolman Travel Book of the Year. Olivia is the former Deputy Books Editor of the Observer and writes for a variety of publications, including the Observer, New Statesman, Guardian and Times Literary Supplement. She's a 2011 MacDowell Fellow, and has received awards from the Arts Council and the Authors' Foundation.
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Canongate author Olivia Laing is on the shortlist for the 2014 Transmission Prize. The Transmission Prize was set up 'to celebrate inspired ideas, brilliantly communicated, Salon is leading the way by...
Transmission Prize – Olivia Laing on shortlist
The Transmission Prize Podcast
Canongate has acquired EVERYBODY, a new book by Olivia Laing. Senior Editor Jenny Lord bought World rights excluding US from Janklow & Nesbit Ltd, with North American rights sold to...
Canongate acquires Laing's EVERYBODY
I am glad I am alive to witness these things; giving words to this life of sensations is a relief. Smell the flowers while you can. Close to the Knives is...
Close to the Knives by David Wojnarowicz, introduced by Olivia...
When Olivia Laing moved to New York City in her mid-thirties, she found herself inhabiting loneliness on a daily basis. Increasingly fascinated by this most shameful of experiences, she began...
The Lonely City by Olivia Laing