Imogen Usherwood is a writer based in Oxford. She was born in rural Shropshire but raised in suburban North Carolina, then mid-Devon, then north Hampshire – these different landscapes inform her fiction about place, regional identity and everything that comes with it. She is currently working towards an MSt in Creative Writing at Oxford University, having previously graduated with an English degree from Durham. Her work has been published in Joyland and Mslexia, and in 2022 she was shortlisted for The Telegraph’s Cassandra Jardine Memorial Prize for non-fiction. In 2023, her short story ‘Small Hours’ placed runner-up in the Oxford Review of Books short fiction prize, judged by Octavia Bright. Her current project is a campus novel about three disenchanted young people employed at an elite summer school in Oxford.