'Ingenious' – The Sunday Times … 'Thoroughly compelling' – Mail on Sunday … 'Addictive' – The Sun
Isabel Ashdown is the author of nine novels, including the critically acclaimed bestsellers 33 WOMEN and LITTLE SISTER. Her new thriller HOMECOMING is out now in eBook and audiobook (paperback: June 2023).
Isabel’s writing career took off with her debut novel Glasshopper, which was twice named among the Best Books of the Year after winning first prize in a national writing competition. Since then, her thrillers Little Sister and Beautiful Liars have been shortlisted in the Dead Good Reader Awards, and her latest, 33 Women, was an Amazon bestseller within weeks of release.
As well as a stint as Writer in Residence at Brighton University, and teaching/speaking appearances at book festivals and events across the country, Isabel has worked with the Royal Literary Fund for a number of years – both as a university fellow, and more recently as a mentor with ‘Reading Round’, a community programme dedicated to the pleasure of the written word. In 2014, her essay on the subject of voice featured in Writing a First Novel by Karen Stevens (Palgrave MacMillan), alongside writers such as Lionel Shriver, Hanif Kureishi, Alison MacLeod and David Vann.
Isabel was born in London, but grew up on the south coast, and she now spends much of her time writing in West Dorset. She is a member of the Society of Authors and is represented by Kate Shaw of The Shaw Agency, London.