Category: Press

University of Brighton Announces Novelist Isabel Ashdown as Inaugural Writer in Residence

Isabel Ashdown is delighted to be appointed as the first Writer in Residence at the University of Brighton.  Dr Jessica Moriarty, Subject Leader for Creative Writing, said of the new position: ‘Isabel’s residency will enrich not only the experience of students in the School…

Summer of ’76 Book Review: Glamour Magazine

‘A fabulous coming-of-age novel that’s saturated in ’70s nostalgia’ – Glamour magazine

‘Summer of ’76’ Book Review: Book of the Month

‘The author paints a beautiful picture of a classic British summer, and has created characters that are likeable and interesting, flawed but real.  An exceptionally good read’ – Rachel Amy Williams for Chichester Local

Isabel Ashdown Feature in Chichester Local, July 2013

Isabel talks to Chichester Local magazine about life and writing in West Sussex:

Summer of ’76 feature in New Books Magazine

Isabel talks to New Books Magazine about the inspirations behind her latest her latest novel, and shares an extract from Summer of ’76 and Hurry Up and Wait. ‘Summer of ’76 did not disappoint … the whole pace of the book is evocative of…

Isabel Ashdown talks about the Isle of Wight locations in her new book, Summer of ’76

Isabel talks to Island Life magazine (page 40) about returning to the Isle of Wight for her latest novel, Summer of ’76.

‘My Five Favourite Summers’ in New Books Magazine, by Isabel Ashdown

‘Author Isabel Ashdown selects her favourite literary scenes of summer’ – New Books Magazine May/June 2013 (click image to enlarge). Cider with Rosie by Laurie Lee; The Cement Garden by Ian McEwan; The Wild by Esther Freud; Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons; Tigers…

Isabel Ashdown: author interview with Swedish novelist Louise Halvardsson

Living Lou – Life of a Writer This week I’m delighted to present my interview with author Isabel Ashdown. Her latest novel, Hurry Up and Wait kept me awake for a whole night as I couldn’t put it down. I do love coming- of-age…

Author Isabel Ashdown talks to Essentials Magazine about friendship and family life

This month my oldest friend Jacky and I were invited to chat to Essentials magazine, about our thirty year friendship, growing up on the South coast and our shared love of the simple things in life.  WARNING: dodgy 80s hair and fashion coming up…

‘Hurry Up and Wait’ by Isabel Ashdown: Book Launch Party Photos

This Thursday we celebrated the official release of Hurry Up and Wait with a book launch party hosted by our friends at Waterstone’s in Chichester.  It was a wonderful event, at which I was joined by my publishers Myriad Editions, my agent, Adrian Weston…

The Guardian, 11 June 2011 – Author Isabel Ashdown: My Saturday Job

Isabel Ashdown talks to Angela Foster about her Saturday job in a village chemist shop in the mid 1980s, an experience that inspired scenes in her latest novel,Hurry Up and Wait.

‘Am Ende eines Sommers’ by Isabel Ashdown Shortlisted for ‘Der Leserpreis – die besten Buecher 2010’

Am Ende eines Sommers, the German translation of Glasshopper has been shortlisted to the final 35 for ‘The Reader’s Choice Award – Best Books of 2010’, alongside novels by esteemed writers Ian McEwan, Jonathan Franzen, John Irving and Haruki Murakami. ‘Der Leserpreis – die…