Izzy Dignum


Writing about chalk landscapes. Half-Thai. Recent English graduate from the University of Cambridge.

My book proposal, The Swallows Will Return Next Year, has been shortlisted for the Nan Shepherd Prize 2021. Part coming-of-age narrative, part haphazard gardener’s almanac, it traces life as yet half-lived from Wiltshire downland to Cambridge fen. It is about place-making, the garden as memory-space, and love.

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