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Isobel Shirlaw

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Isobel Shirlaw is a writer based in the UK. She has written for The Times Literary Supplement, The Daily Telegraph, the i and The Catholic Herald in the UK and for Bangladeshi broadsheets, New Age and The Daily Star. In 2019 she won the Fresher Poetry Prize and was highly commended in the Poetry Space competition. She was shortlisted in Poetry London’s 2023 pamphlet prize and features in the anthology Reading Poets (Two Rivers Press, June 2024). She studied English at Oxford University and has worked on the features desk of The Daily Telegraph, as a political analyst for the British High Commission, Bangladesh, and as a senior manager for the domestic violence charity, Refuge. She has three young children. A Proper Mother (published by Point Blank) is her first novel and was included in the thrillers of the month in the Observer and in the Literary Review’s crime recommendations for June 2024. She is represented by Jon Wood of RCW Literary Agency. Photo credit: Yasi Khorasani.

 

 

Twitter: @isobelshirlaw
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