Books Crudo by Olivia Laing Hardcover, 141 pages, W W Norton & Co Inc, List Price: $21 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleCrudoAuthorOlivia Laing Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon Independent Booksellers NPR Summary The acclaimed author of The Lonely City delivers a raw novel of love on the brink of the apocalypse. Genres: Literary Fiction Fiction Also by Olivia Laing The Lonely City The Trip to Echo Spring Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email NPR stories about Crudo Crudo by Olivia Laing Emily Bogle/NPR hide caption toggle caption Emily Bogle/NPR Review Book Reviews Putting On Kathy Acker's Voice In Perfect, Agonizing 'Crudo' September 28, 2018 Olivia Laing's first novel is semi-autobiographical, but written in the voice of the late literary provocateur Kathy Acker. There's no reason for the choice — but the result is breathlessly gripping.