Naomi Ishiguro was born in London, in 1992. Her first novel, Common Ground, will be coming out with Tinder Press in March 2021. Her collection of stories, Escape Routes, was published in the spring of 2020. She has recently completed the University of East Anglia's MFA Creative Writing Programme, has a First Class (Hons) BA in English from UCL, and spent two years in her early 20s working as a bookseller and bibliotherapist at Mr B's Emporium of Reading Delights in Bath.
Common Ground is a novel about solidarity, friendship across cultural boundaries, and the importance of public space. The stories in Escape Routes are all slightly magical, and all play on themes of traps, flight and freedom.