Author Isabel Ashdown lives in West Sussex with her carpenter husband and two children. Isabel is the author of four novels: Glasshopper, Hurry Up and Wait and Summer of ’76 – with her fourth novel Flight out in May 2015.

Her writing career was launched when she won the Mail on Sunday Novel Competition, and soon afterwards her debut novel Glasshopper was named among the Best Books of 2009 by the Observer and the London Evening Standard.

In 2014 Isabel was Writer in Residence at the University of Brighton, where she now teaches on their Creative Writing MA.

Along with Leonard the dachshund, Isabel is proud to support Pets as Therapy through their Read2Dogs scheme, an initiative aimed at nurturing confidence in young readers and promoting a lifelong love of books.

She is published in the UK by Myriad Editions, in Germany by Rowohlt, and is represented by Kate Shaw of the Viney Literary Agency, London.

"Ashdown's storytelling skills are formidable; her human insights highly perceptive" - Mail on Sunday

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