Olivia Sudjic was born in London in 1988 and studied English Literature at Cambridge University, 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, shortlisted for the Collyer Bristow Prize and the Premio Salerno Libro d’Europa. ‘Sympathy’ was published in the USA/Canada, the UK, Germany, Italy, Poland, and is forthcoming in Mexico and Turkey. She has written for publications including the FT, The Guardian, ELLE, Sunday Times’ Style and The Observer. She was awarded a residency in Brussels by the Passa Porta House of Literature for 2018. She is currently working on her second novel and ‘Exposure’, a personal essay to be published by Peninsula Press.