Ashleigh Nugent

Ashleigh Nugent’s debut Locks, a captivating exploration of race, class and identity, has been picked up by Picador (Pan Macmillan). He was awarded Liverpool City Region Artist of the Year in 2022. Ashleigh has also been published in academic journals, poetry anthologies and magazines. Locks is a novel based on a true story: the time Nugent spent his seventeenth birthday in a Jamaican detention centre. Nugent’s one-man-show, based on Locks, received rave audience reviews following showings in theatres and prisons throughout the UK. Nugent is a director at RiseUp CiC, where he uses his own life experience, writing, and performance to support prisoners and inspire change.