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The Lonely City: Adventures in the Art of Being Alone

Author/EditorLaing O (Author)
ISBN: 9781782111252
Pub Date02/03/2017
BindingPaperback
Pages336
EditionMain
Dimensions (mm)198(h) * 129(w) * 20(d)
A dazzling investigation into loneliness, art and the modern city - 'A fierce and essential work' Helen Macdonald.
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SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2016 GORDON BURN PRIZE

CHOSEN AS 'BOOK OF THE YEAR' BY
Observer
Guardian
Telegraph
Irish Times
New Statesman
Times Literary Supplement
Herald

When Olivia Laing moved to New York City in her mid-thirties, she found herself inhabiting loneliness on a daily basis. Increasingly fascinated by this most shameful of experiences, she began to explore the lonely city by way of art. Moving fluidly between the works and lives of some of the city's most compelling artists, Laing conducts an electric, dazzling investigation into what it means to be alone, illuminating not only the causes of loneliness but also how it might be resisted and redeemed.

SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2016 GORDON BURN PRIZE

CHOSEN AS 'BOOK OF THE YEAR' BY
Observer
Guardian
Telegraph
Irish Times
New Statesman
Times Literary Supplement
Herald

When Olivia Laing moved to New York City in her mid-thirties, she found herself inhabiting loneliness on a daily basis. Increasingly fascinated by this most shameful of experiences, she began to explore the lonely city by way of art. Moving fluidly between the works and lives of some of the city's most compelling artists, Laing conducts an electric, dazzling investigation into what it means to be alone, illuminating not only the causes of loneliness but also how it might be resisted and redeemed.

Olivia Laing is the author of four acclaimed works of non-fiction, To the River (2011), The Trip to Echo Spring (2013), The Lonely City (2016) and Everybody (2021). Her first novel, Crudo, was a Sunday Times top ten bestseller and won the 2019 James Tait Memorial Prize. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and in 2018 was awarded a Windham-Campbell Prize for non-fiction. Her work has been translated into 19 languages. Laing writes on art and culture for many publications, including the Guardian, Financial Times and New York Times. Her collected writing on art, Funny Weather: Art in an Emergency, was published in 2020. She lives in Suffolk. Instagram: @olivialanguage | olivialaing.com

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