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The Lonely City

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Description for The Lonely City Paperback. A dazzling investigation into loneliness, art and the modern city - 'A fierce and essential work' Helen Macdonald. Num Pages: 336 pages, 9 b&w illustrations on text paper. BIC Classification: BM; DN; JMH. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 131 x 198 x 22. Weight in Grams: 258.
SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2016 GORDON BURN PRIZE CHOSEN AS 'BOOK OF THE YEAR' BY Observer Guardian Telegraph Irish Times New Statesman Times Literary Supplement Herald When Olivia Laing moved to New York City in her mid-thirties, she found herself inhabiting loneliness on a daily basis. Increasingly fascinated by this most shameful of experiences, she began to explore the lonely city by way of art. Moving fluidly between the works and lives of some of the city's most compelling artists, Laing conducts an electric, dazzling investigation into what ... Read more

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About Olivia Laing
Olivia Laing is a widely acclaimed writer and critic. Her work appears in numerous publications, including the Guardian, Observer, New Statesman, Frieze and New York Times. She's a Yaddo and MacDowell Fellow and was 2014 Eccles Writer in Residence at the British Library. Her first book, To the River, was shortlisted for the Royal Society of Literature Ondaatje Prize and ... Read more

Reviews for The Lonely City
Triumphant . . . a brave writer whose books open up fundamental questions about life and art


Wonderfully freewheeling . . . constantly surprising . . . inspired


Luminously wise and deeply compassionate . . . a fierce and essential work
HELEN MACDONALD, author of ... Read more

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