Welcome to the official website of author Isabel Ashdown
Isabel Ashdown was born in London in 1970 and grew up on the south coast of England. Before becoming a novelist, she worked in retail marketing for fifteen years, returning to education in her mid-thirties to study English and Creative Writing at the University of Chichester.
She is the author of three novels, Glasshopper (London Evening Standard and Observer Best Books of the Year) Hurry Up and Wait (Amazon Top Customer Reads 2011), Summer of ’76 (out July 2013), and winner of the Mail on Sunday Novel Competition 2008.
In 2013, her essay on the subject of ‘voice’ will feature in Writing a First Novel, edited by Karen Stevens, in which novelists, agents and publishers discuss the joys and challenges of writing a first novel (Palgrave MacMillan).
She now lives in West Sussex with her husband, a carpenter, their two children and a border terrier called Charlie.
“Funny, insightful and often tragic. Ashdown is a perceptive and engaging writer” – New Books Magazine
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