We talk to Lamorna Ash, author of Wainwright Prize 2020 shortlisted book Dark, Salt, Clear, about the inspiration behind her writing and her call to action for us all.

Our guest:


Lamorna Ash is an education worker at the charity IntoUniversity and a freelance writer for the Times Literary Supplement and TANK magazine. She has a degree in English from Oxford and a masters in Social and Cultural Anthropology from UCL. She has written numerous plays that have toured Edinburgh, Oxford and London. Dark, Salt, Clear is her first book. She lives in London.


Dark, Salt, Clear - cover

A captivating portrait of life in the Cornish town of Newlyn, the largest working fishing port in Britain, from a strikingly original new voice. Dark, Salt, Clear is an evocative journey of personal discovery replete with the poetry and deep history of our fishing communities.

Read an extract of Dark, Salt, Clear  on the Wainwright Prize website here

See all the shortlisted books here


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