Olivia Laing

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Summer books: Bernardine Evaristo, Hilary Mantel, David Nicholls and more pick their favourites
Authors recommend their favourite recent reads, from addictive novels and fascinating cultural history to a game-changing graphic memoir

Bernardine Evaristo, Hilary Mantel, David Nicholls, Anne Enright, Sara Collins, Ali Smith, Jonathan Franzen, Pankaj Mishra, Colm Tóibín, Sarah Waters, Olivia Laing, Ian Rankin, Robert Macfarlane, Katherine Rundell, Mohammed Hanif, Polly Samson and Fatima Bhutto

25, Jun, 2022 @11:00 AM

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What we’re reading: writers and readers on the books they enjoyed in April
Women’s prize judge Lorraine Candy, journalist Sarah Shaffi and Guardian readers Kate and Saffron discuss the titles they’ve read over the last month. Join the conversation in the comments

Lorraine Candy, Sarah Shaffi and Guardian readers

03, May, 2022 @8:18 AM

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Top 10 books about suffering artists | Tom de Freston
From Max Porter’s vision of Francis Bacon’s last days to Heather Clark’s fresh look at Sylvia Plath, these works complicate our understanding of the links between pain and art

Tom de Freston

09, Mar, 2022 @12:00 PM

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Olivia Laing: ‘I’m sorry, but Jane Eyre is a horrendous little hysteric’
The British writer on discovering Barthes, channelling Burroughs and appreciating the talents of Patricia Highsmith’s Mr Ripley

Olivia Laing

25, Feb, 2022 @10:00 AM

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Everybody: A Book About Freedom by Olivia Laing review – free your body and your mind will follow
The Lonely City author explores Wilhelm Reich’s insights into the physical impact of emotional pain in a deft book of many parts

Ashish Ghadiali

09, May, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Top 10 books about social media | Matthew Sperling
In fiction and in fact, these books trace how in less than 15 years, billions of people have given up a good deal of their waking life to Web 2.0

Matthew Sperling

23, Sep, 2020 @9:49 AM

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What do writers gain – and lose – when they eschew social media? | Stephanie Merritt
You won’t find Maggie O’Farrell, Women’s Prize winner, on Twitter. Perhaps
she’s on to something

Stephanie Merritt

13, Sep, 2020 @6:45 AM

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Funny Weather: Art in an Emergency by Olivia Laing – review
Laing combines passion and curiosity in a collection of art-based essays and profiles that reflect the uncertainty of our age

Rob Doyle

30, Mar, 2020 @9:00 AM

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‘It’s not just a cottage, it’s a shrine.’ Writers join bid to save Derek Jarman’s last home
The campaign to keep the artist’s Dungeness chalet for the nation has just weeks to reach its £3.5m target

Jamie Doward and Ben Hansen-Hicks

15, Mar, 2020 @8:43 AM

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Top 10 books about loneliness | Fay Bound Alberti
At what can be one of the loneliest times of year, a historian of emotionpicks the best books about a modern malady

Fay Bound Alberti

25, Dec, 2019 @9:00 AM

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The Guardian view on arts prizes: a 20th-century phenomenon? | Editorial
Editorial: This year’s Booker and Turner prizes tell us artists and even judges are repudiating the winner-takes-all award. It may be time to find new ways to celebrate the arts

Editorial

15, Dec, 2019 @6:25 PM

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The Undying and Notes Made While Falling review – how to write about being ill
Beyond the horrific surgery stories ... Anne Boyer and Jenn Ashworth innovate with form in their remarkable books about the experience and business of illness

Olivia Laing

18, Oct, 2019 @8:00 AM

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