Olivia Laing
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Olivia Laing

Olivia Laing is a widely acclaimed writer and critic. She writes for the Guardian, the New York Times, and Frieze, among many other publications. Her books include Crudo, To the River, The Trip to Echo Spring, and The Lonely City, which was shortlisted for the National Book Critics Circle Award and translated into fifteen languages. The recipient of the 2018 Windham-Campbell Prize in nonfiction, she lives in London, England.

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    • The Lonely City

    • Adventures in the Art of Being Alone
    • By: Olivia Laing
    • Narrated by: Susan Lyons
    • Length: 9 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
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    An expertly crafted work of reportage, memoir, and biography on the subject of loneliness told through the lives of six iconic artists....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Thorough interesting research, average story

    • By Lis on 01-31-17

    Regular price: $24.47

    • To the River

    • A Journey Beneath the Surface
    • By: Olivia Laing
    • Narrated by: Kate Reading
    • Length: 8 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Over 60 years after Virginia Woolf drowned in the River Ouse, Olivia Laing set out one midsummer morning to walk its banks, from source to sea. Along the way, she explores the roles that rivers play in human lives....

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Crudo

    • A Novel
    • By: Olivia Laing
    • Narrated by: Olivia Laing
    • Length: 3 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 19
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      4 out of 5 stars 17

    Kathy is a writer. Kathy is getting married. It’s the summer of 2017 and the whole world is falling apart. Fast-paced and frantic, Crudo unfolds in real time from the full-throttle perspective of a commitment-phobic artist who may or may not be Kathy Acker....

    Regular price: $14.95

    • The Trip to Echo Spring

    • On Writers and Drinking
    • By: Olivia Laing
    • Narrated by: Kate Reading
    • Length: 10 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Olivia Laing's widely acclaimed account of why some of the best literature has been created by writers in the grip of alcoholism....

    Regular price: $18.16

    • Crudo

    • Love in the Apocalypse
    • By: Olivia Laing
    • Narrated by: Olivia Laing
    • Length: 3 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
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    From a Tuscan hotel for the super-rich to a Brexit-paralysed UK, Kathy spends the first summer of her 40s trying to adjust to making a lifelong commitment just as Trump is tweeting the world into nuclear war.... 

    Regular price: $13.08

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