Lucy Ayrton

Agent: Laetitia Rutherford

Lucy Ayrton is currently writing A STORM TORN COAST, a novel depicting working class life and intense friendships in a Northern British coastal town that is falling into the sea. It is the first in a new two book deal with Dialogue Books and will be released in hardback, ebook and audio in November 2023.

Lucy is a former Communications Manager of a prisons charity, and much of her debut One More Chance is informed by the people she has met and visits she has made – especially to the Holloway Mother and Baby Unit. She has an MA in Writing from Warwick University, is a lively presence on the performance poetry scene, and currently teaches Creative Writing at Oxford University. She wrote and performed two full-length spoken word shows at the Edinburgh Festival: Lullabies to Make Your Children Cry, recipient of the PBH Best Newcomer Award, and adapted into a pamphlet with Stewed Rhubarb Press. The Splitting of the Mermaid, was a winner of the Ideastap Members Presents: Preview Season and was performed at Underbelly. Her blog Lucy In The Pub With Cider is about literature, feminism and baking. Lucy lives in Oxford with her husband and baby.




Books by Lucy Ayrton