Sunday 22 November 2020 | 6:15pm

Olivia Laing

Sunday 22 November 2020 | 6:15pm

Olivia Laing

£5.00 - Single event ticket
£25.00 - Winter Festival Pass

‘Art in an Emergency’ is the subtitle of Olivia Laing’s timely publication, Funny Weather, a testament to the power of art in times of crisis. 

In conversation with Michael Prodger, Associate Editor at the New Statesman

Olivia Laing: Art in an Emergency

‘Art in an Emergency’ is the sub-title of Olivia Laing’s timely publication Funny WeatherA testament to the power of art in times of crisis, this is a career-spanning first essay collection from the winner of the 2019 James Tait Black prize and author of the best-selling Crudo and The Lonely City. Olivia is joined in conversation by Luke Syson, Director of The Fitzwilliam Museum and they will discuss the role of art and culture in our political and emotional lives. Expect a fascinating conversation which takes in David Hockney, Georgia O’Keefe, Derek Jarman, Ali Smith, David Bowie and Hilary Mantel amongst a myriad of others.  

Author Biography

Olivia Laing is a widely acclaimed writer and critic. She’s the author of To the River, The Trip to Echo Spring and The Lonely City, which has been translated into 17 languages and sold over 100,000 copies worldwide. In 2018 she was awarded the Windham Campbell Prize for non-fiction, and in 2019 her first novel, Crudo, won the James Tait Black Prize. She lives in Suffolk.