Headshot of Lisette Auton

Lisette Auton

Associate Artist

Lisette Auton’s work focuses on identity, curiosity, kindness and access. Disabled, neurodivergent and northern, some say she’s a word artist; she says she does stuff with words. She works as a writer in all forms: as a solo artist, with collaborators, and alongside wonderful humans as a creative practitioner.

Lisette is an award-winning poet; the 2019 Early Careers Fellow for Literature at Cove Park; on the TSS Publishing list of Best British and Irish Flash Fiction; and winner of The Journal Culture Award 2021 for Performance of the Year for Writing the Missing – a River Cycle,  commissioned by Durham Book Festival. Her debut novel, The Secret of Haven Point, was published by Puffin in February 2022, with her second, The Stickleback Catchers, to follow in February 2023.

You’ll find Lisette’s work in galleries, online, in theatres and bookshops, as well as random places such as laundrettes and railway station waiting rooms.

Find out more about Lisette here.