Naomi Ishiguro – Debut novelist discusses pushing through the tricky final third.

Naomi Ishiguro’s debut novel is something quite special. ‘Common Ground’ tells the story of Stan and Charlie, unlikely friends who meet during a turbulent time and change each others lives. Naomi had the idea during 2016, after the Brexit referendum changed how she saw the world, and the people in it.

We discuss how she moved the idea along, how she gets through the difficult final third of the book, and why she likes her writing space to be completely neutral and lack any personality.

Writing is in the blood, Naomi is Sir Kazuo Ishiguro’s daughter, and she brings many nuggets of joyful writing advice to the podcast, and gives us a thorough run through of her working day.

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