What does it mean to be lonely? How do we live, if we’re not intimately engaged with another human being? How do we connect with other people? Does technology draw us closer together or trap us behind screens? In her latest book, The Lonely City: Adventures in the Art of Being Alone (Canongate), Olivia Laing conducts a dazzling investigation into what it means to be alone. Olivia will be at the shop to discuss the book with Brian Dillon, UK editor of Cabinet magazine and author of The Great Explosion (Penguin), Objects in This Mirror: Essays (Sternberg Press) and Tormented Hope: Nine Hypochondriac Lives (Penguin).
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