Born in 1977, British writer and culture critic Olivia Laing has built a career on original, academically rigorous and unclassifiable work. They are the author of six books, including the novel “Crudo” (2018), the international bestseller “The Lonely City” (2016) and “Everybody” (2022). Their books have been translated into 22 languages. They write on art and culture for the Guardian, Financial Times, New York Times, and more. Their collected essays on art, “Funny Weather: Art in an Emergency”, were published in 2020.