“Liptrot is the real deal, a writer whose voice seems fully formed on the page”
The Independent on Sunday
Two groundbreaking writers with very different takes on loneliness come together to explore the perils and joys of the solitary life. In The Lonely City, Olivia Laing (awardwinning author of To the River and The Trip to Echo Spring) celebrates the ways in which New York artists have drawn on loneliness for inspiration, while Amy Liptrot (in her acclaimed debut The Outrun) blends nature writing with memoir to offer a deeply moving account of her attempts to rebuild her life in the Orkney Islands when her world in London collapsed.
The event is chaired by journalist and broadcaster Sinéad Gleeson.