Amy Liptrot

The last two years stretch and glitter behind me like the wake of the ferry. The powers are churning inside me.

Amy Liptrot

Photo Credit: Lisa Swarna Khanna

Amy Liptrot has published her work with various magazines, journals and blogs and she has written a regular column for Caught by the River out of which The Outrun has emerged. As well as writing for major newspapers including the Guardian and the Observer, Amy has worked as an artist’s model, a trampolinist and in a shellfish factory. The Outrun was awarded the 2016 Wainwright Prize and was shortlisted for the 2016 Wellcome Prize.



Amy Liptrot on writing her way home

The Outrun cover artwork

The Outrun is a beautiful, inspiring book about living on the edge, about the pull between island & city, & about the ability of the sea, the land, the wind and the moon to restore life & renew hope

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I’ve swapped disco lights for celestial lights but I’m still surrounded by dancers. I am orbited by sixty-seven moons

The Outrun

Amy Liptrot