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In conversation with Olivia Laing

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This event is part of the British Academy's season on Utopia or Dystopia - Imagining Futures.

Award-winning writer and critic Olivia Laing has written widely acclaimed books about art, literature, cities, loneliness, the AIDS crisis and alcoholism. Her new book, Crudo, is a real-time novel about the turbulent summer of 2017, set against the backdrop of global anxiety and a Brexit-paralysed Britain. She joins Jon Day to discuss the utopias and dystopias found within her work, and the importance of art, love and solidarity amidst chaos and despair.

Speaker: 
Olivia Laing is a writer and critic. Her books include Crudo (Picador, 2018), The Lonely City (Canongate, 2016), The Trip to Echo Spring (Canongate, 2013) and To the River (Canongate, 2011).

Chair:
Dr Jon Day, Lecturer in English, King’s College London; writer; critic

£5, £3 concessions
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Image: Olivia Laing © Suki Dhanda