About Me

  • I’m Izzy, 18, and the prat in the widget to your right
  • favourite poet (male): Philip Larkin (but also W.H. Auden if I’m in the mood)
  • favourite poet (female): Sylvia Plath (although I am beginning to miss Duffy)
  • favourite playwright (male, and contemporary): Duncan Macmillan
  • another favourite playwright (male, dead, and not Willy Shakes): Chekhov
  • favourite playwright (female): Sarah Kane (although also debbie tucker green)
  • favourite novelists (male): D.H. Lawrence, Haruki Murakami, John Fowles
  • favourite novelists (female): Zadie Smith, Amy Tan, Kate Chopin, Angela Carter
  • favourite non-fiction writer (male): George Orwell
  • favourite non-fiction writer (female): Mary Beard
  • if I’m not reading or writing, I’m gardening or watching The Supervet
  • (does Noel Fitzpatrick actually sleep?)
  • one cat, some fish, and two goslings on the way
  • paying £9250 a year to read books?? shocker
  • favourite birds: dunnocks and swallows
  • I know all the words to Oh! What a Lovely War, which is the best film ever made
  • coffee (white)
  • also gin, but will fall over after two g&ts
  • for an unknown psychological reason, I tend to only dress in varying shades of blue, white, grey and black
  • simultaneously interested in and depressed by the current political turmoil
  • still wondering about how David Cameron sleeps at night

If you’d like to read some of my creative writing, check out my work at Visual Verse here.

I also parody blog over at It’s a Genuine Opinion, which is just like this one, but with a more intense anger and not as many books. And Iago! My main G!

 

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