Olivia Sudjic was born in London in 1988 and studied English Literature 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, published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (USA/Canada), ONE, an imprint of Pushkin Press (UK), Kein & Aber (Germany), Minimum Fax (Italy), Planeta (Mexico – with Spanish World Rights), Habitus Kitap (Turkey) and Wydawnictwo Czarna Owca (Poland), as well as Amazon’s Audible. Diana Athill called it ‘A powerful and original novel.’ 

She has written for publications including the FT Weekend, ELLE, Sunday Times' Style, The Debrief, Hunger, The Observer, Harpers Bazaar and The Gloss. She is currently working on her second novel and a personal essay about the anxiety epidemic, exposure and auto-fiction. Titled 'Exposure', this essay will be published by Peninsula Press. She has been awarded a residency by the Passa Porta House of Literature in Brussels for 2018.

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 literary events, panel discussions and workshops 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. Her UK Publicist is Tabitha Pelly. For enquiries contact tabitha@pushkinpress.com

She also has an Instagram alter-ego @babynovelist