5 speakers 15 minutes each

Amy Liptrot

on the Corncrake Wife: listening for an endangered bird in Orkney

Amy Liptrot is a writer who has published her work with various magazines, journals and blogs and has written a regular column for Caught by the River, out of which her Wellcome Book Prize 2016 shortlisted book The Outrun emerged. As well as writing for her local newspaper, Orkney Today, and editing the University of Edinburgh’s student newspaper, Amy has worked as an artist’s model, a trampolinist and in a shellfish factory. The Outrun is a beautiful, inspiring book about living on the edge, about the pull between island and city, and about the ability of the sea, the land, the wind and the moon to restore life and renew hope.