Olivia Laing

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

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

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

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

The intertwined imaginations of Anthony Powell and Nicolas Poussin

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

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? 

Conspiracy theories and reparative reading

What are our bodies allowed to perform?