Olivia Laing is a widely acclaimed writer and critic. She writes for the Guardian, the New York Times, and Frieze, among others. Her books include The Trip to Echo Spring and The Lonely City which was shortlisted for the National Book Critics Circle Award. The recipient of the 2018 Windham-Campbell Prize in nonfiction, she lives in London, England. Crudo, her first work of fiction, is forthcoming from W.W. Norton & Company.