Olivia Laing is a writer and critic.
She has written three books. The Lonely City (2016),To the River (2011) which was a book of the year in the Evening Standard, Independent and Financial Times and was shortlisted for the 2012 Ondaatje Prize and the Dolman Travel Book of the Year, and The Trip to Echo Spring (2013) which was shortlisted for the Costa Biography Prize and the Gordon Burn Prize, and was a book of the year in the New York Times, Time, Observer, Times, Economist and Statesman.
She also writes for the Guardian, New Statesman, Observer and New York Times among many other publications and between 2007 and 2009, was Deputy Books Editor of the Observer.
Anthologies featuring Olivia Laing
The sequel to Refugee Tales, telling the true stories of asylum seekers who’ve suffered at the hands of Britain’s policy of ‘indefinite detention’, in the form of a modern-day Canterbury Tales.