New Book

LOST to the SEA

Out May 2024

Philip Hoare

Lost To The Sea Book Cover - Lisa Woollett

Raynor Winn

Sara Wheeler

UPCOMING events

Sat 6 July
Penzance Literary Festival, Cornwall

26/27 July
Rock Oyster Festival, Cornwall

Tues 13 Aug
Isle of Sheppey, Kent

Thurs 15 Aug
Waterstones Putney, London

Tues 17 September
Appledore Book Festival, Devon

Sat 9-Sun 10 November
Southwold Literary Festival, Suffolk


PREVIOUS BOOKS

BRITISH BOOK DESIGN & PRODUCTION AWARDS

‘The British coastline encapsulated in a treasure trove of a book’
Guardian

‘No-one who has ever been awed by the sea, or struck by its beauty, will fail to be thrilled by Lisa Woollett’s wonderful Sea Journal’
Philip Marsden

RSL GILES ST AUBYN AWARD FOR NON-FICTION

‘An absorbing memoir… Woollett has a gift for bringing to life the strange borderlands of the foreshore’
Observer

‘Spins narrative gold out of literal dross in this gorgeous story of our waterways’
Evening Standard

HOLYER AN GOF PUBLISHER’S AWARD

‘A wonderful book… a cabinet of curiosities’
BBC Coast’s Nick Crane

‘Quite simply the closest I have ever seen anyone come to describing the seashore in the way I feel the seashore’
Sir Tim Smit

PHOTOGRAPHY

Before she began writing, Lisa worked as a photographer for twelve years. Past clients include the Independent on Sunday, Daily Telegraph and Observer.

Prints of her sea photographs – including many from her books – can be bought through the website’s Gallery. Further information on buying prints here.

The sea photographs also sell through galleries in Cornwall. This includes Lisa’s local Polperro Arts Foundation, which has framed and mounted prints, and signed copies of her books.

About Lisa

Author & photographer

Lisa grew up on eroding cliffs on the Isle of Sheppey, with stories of local pubs and churches that had been lost to the sea. She is the author of several award-winning books, and Rag and Bone (John Murray, 2020) won the Royal Society of Literature Giles St Aubyn Award for Non-fiction. For the past 20 years she has lived with her family on the south coast of Cornwall, in a house shared with buckets and boxes of beach finds.

Stay in touch

For news about future projects & events, please enter your email below

    Close