Amy Liptrot in conversation with Cathy Rentzenbrink

Sunday 22 September 2019

Part of the 2019 Brontë Festival of Women's Writing

Part of the 2019 Brontë Festival of Women's Writing

Released in 2016, Amy Liptrot’s The Outrun is a searing, exhilarating and brave blend of personal memoir and nature writing. It documents the period she spent coming to terms with addiction as she returned to her home on Orkney at the age of thirty, and her immersion within the harsh beauties of the island’s wildlife, coastline and landscape.
 
“An astonishingly beautiful book. Amy makes most nature writing seem flat and pedestrian. Her account of her addiction and recovery is electric, sexy, immediate and raw, leaving the reader reeling in her wake . . . This is a luminous, life-affirming book, and I have no doubt that I'll be pressing it into people's hands for years to come” – Olivia Laing
 
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 the 2017 PEN Ackerley Prize and was shortlisted for the 2016 Wellcome Prize and the 2017 Ondaatje Prize.


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