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 Funny Weather The Lonely City The Trip to Echo Spring Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email NPR stories about Crudo NPR Books NPR's Book Concierge: Our Guide To 2018's Great Reads November 27, 2018 The Book Concierge is back! Explore more than 300 standout titles picked by NPR staff and critics. 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.