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.
Olivia has appeared on BBC World News, NPR, BBC Scotland, BBC Ulster, BBC3’s ‘Free Thinking’, and Monocle Radio. She has taken part in numerous events including the Hay Festival, the Edinburgh Festival, the Bath Literature Festival, Jewish Book Week, the Cooler Lumpur Festival in Kuala Lumpur for the British Council and the Birmingham Literature Festival.
Her agent is Emma Paterson at Rogers Coleridge and White.
She also has an Instagram alter-ego @babynovelist