Amy Liptrot

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.