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Sarah Lippett

A Puff of Smoke: Growing up with an undiagnosed illness


Sarah Lippett

Sarah Lippett

Author & Artist

Sarah Lippett is a London based artist and author. Her first graphic novel, Stan and Nan, won the Quentin Blake Prize for Best Narrative at the Royal College of Art and was published in 2016 by Jonathan Cape, becoming a Guardian bestseller and 2016 Book of the Year.

Her latest autobiographical work, A Puff of Smoke was published by Jonathan Cape in November 2019 and was supported by an Arts Council England Literary grant. The memoir became an Observer graphic novel of the month, a Guardian graphic novel of 2019, and received accolades from the Herald, It’s Nice That and Radio 4’s Womans Hour. Alongside her long form works, Lippett has also created socio-political reportage comics focused on the stories of diverse communities living in locations across the UK and abroad.

Sarah’s talk

Sarah Lippett will be sharing her story of growing up with an undiagnosed illness through images from her recently published graphic novel, A Puff Of Smoke.