Book cover for Funny Weather

Funny Weather



29 April 2021
368 pages
Imprint: Picador


A brave writer whose books open up fundamental questions about life and art
Olivia Laing is my new favourite non-fiction writer
Like all great critics, Olivia Laing combines formidable intelligence with boundless curiosity and fabulous taste, but she also has a rare quality of intimacy; an ability to connect the reader to a work of art or literature with a directness that lights it up like nothing else. It’s why I read her
Her observations and poetic incisiveness on art, writers and politics are a gift. This is a fascinating, excursive, tonic of a book