Discipline: Literature – nonfiction

Olivia Laing

Discipline: Literature – nonfiction
Region: Cambridge, UK and New York, NY
MacDowell Fellowships: 2011

Olivia Laing is a writer and critic and the author of To the River and The Trip to Echo Spring. She's currently working on The Lonely City, an investigation into the complex cross-currents that exist between loneliness, sex, technology,, and art. She was formerly deputy literary editor of the Observer, and writes for numerous publications, including The Guardian, New Statesman, Granta and The New York Times. She's currently 2014 Writer in Residence at the Britsh Library.



Olivia Laing worked in the Barnard studio.

Originally built near MacDowell's Union Street entrance, the Barnard Studio — which was funded by Barnard College music students — was re-located to its current site in 1910. When the small structure was moved, its size was doubled with the addition of a second room. This remodeling, financed by Mrs. Thomas E. Emery of Cincinnati…

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