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Olivia Laing

Rereading Mark Fisher with the publication of his collected writings; Olivia Laing’s Crudo makes the NYT’s ‘100 Notable Books’

There’s a difference between respecting people’s right to tell their own stories and refusing to look at all

By Olivia Laing
Laurie Anderson. Photo: EbruYildiz

At Frieze London this year's talks explore the role played by autobiography in art and society

Indecency surrounds us, we must not look away

By Olivia Laing

The frieze columnist's first novel is an homage to, and embodiment of, the late, great Kathy Acker

By Olivia Laing

Derek Jarman, circular time and seed catalogues: Olivia Laing takes the long view

By Olivia Laing

The intertwined imaginations of Anthony Powell and Nicolas Poussin

By Olivia Laing

Philip Guston's 'Klan' paintings are more relevant than ever

By Olivia Laing

Reflections, a favourite verse, and a new poem dedicated to one of the English language’s most renowned poets of the past century

By Multiple Authors

How can art and literature respond to disaster? 

By Olivia Laing

Conspiracy theories and reparative reading

By Olivia Laing