11th Nov News

As Featured on ‘Interstellar’...

Most writers struggle to get attention for their novels; grateful for a review or two in the national press or in the women's magazine... This week I got help from a completely unexpected quarter...

4th Nov Journalism

More on The Forgotten Women of the War in the East

I've always had a fascination for the Pacific War. It began at 8, when I learned that my parents' friend, Dennis, had been a POW in Burma. My mother told me, in hushed tones, that Denis had 'suffered terribly' and seen 'terrible things' although she didn't want to say...

19th Oct Journalism

The Forgotten Women of the ‘War in the East’

Here's a longer piece I wrote for the BBC about the women in the Far East who were 'starved, worked and beaten' by the Japanese.

16th Oct

The Other Side of the POW Story

I was thrilled when Richard Flanagan’s ‘The Narrow Road to the Deep North’ won this year’s Man Booker Prize. Set on the Thai-Burma ‘Death Railway’ it’s a magnificent novel..

29th Apr News

Guest Adjudicator in the Authors’ Club Best First Novel Award

I'm thrilled and honoured to have been asked to be the guest adjudicator in the Authors' Club Best First Novel Award.

3rd Apr

My Writing Room

We live in a tall thin house in Notting Hill and my writing room is down in the basement, dark and deep, with bars on the windows - my own personal dungeon. I have taken the photo very close in out of shame at the general untidiness. The desk is nothing like as well organised...

26th Mar News

Exclusive interview with Isabel Wolff

'Ghostwritten' is set in present day Cornwall and on Java during World War 2. As with Tenko and The Railway Man it's a story of the struggle to survive - and to retain one's humanity - in the most difficult conditions a human can face...

26th Mar News

Isabel Wolff’s Favourite Far-Eastern Novels

Isabel Wolff's new novel, Ghostwritten, is set on Java during the Japanese invasion. She chooses here five favourite novels set in the Far East...

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