Olivia Laing is a writer and critic. She is the author of Crudo, a Sunday Times top ten bestseller; The Lonely City, shortlisted for the National Book Critics Circle Award for Criticism; To the River; and The Trip to Echo Spring. In 2018 she was awarded the Windham Campbell Prize for non-fiction.
Interviews with Olivia Laing
All writers draw from lived experience, but today’s most exciting experimental writers aren’t afraid to mine theirs explicitly. Here, the acclaimed writer and critic Olivia Laing – author of Crudo and The Lonely City – discusses five works of ‘autofiction’ that have influenced her.
Interviews where books by Olivia Laing were recommended
The Living Mountain
by Nan Shepherd
The Water Cure
by Sophie Mackintosh
The Dark Stuff: Stories from the Peatlands
by Donald S Murray
Inheritors of the Earth: How Nature is Thriving in an Age of Extinction
by Chris D Thomas
Kings of the Yukon: An Alaskan River Journey
Crudo: A Novel
by Olivia Laing