by Olivia Sudjic

A personal essay on exposure, auto-fiction, internet feminism and the anxiety epidemic.

Last year Olivia Sudjic published Sympathy, a novel about surveillance and connection in the internet age. If a debut novel is written by a woman, it is often read and discussed as if it were a memoir. Suddenly Sudjic found herself shoved under the microscope, subject to same surveillance apparatus she had dissected in her novel.

In this incisive personal essay, Olivia Sudjic draws on her experience to examine the damaging expectations that attend any young female artist, as well the strategies by which they might be evaded.

Est. release: October 2018


About the Author

Olivia Sudjic was born in London in 1988 and studied at Cambridge, where she was awarded the E. G. Harwood Prize for English and made a Bateman Scholar. Sympathy, first published in April 2017, is her debut novel. Diana Athill called it ‘A powerful and original novel.’ She has written for publications including the FT Weekend, the Guardian, ELLE, Sunday Times' Style, the Observer and Harpers Bazaar.