About Jo

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Jo Iozzi is a writer and teacher. Half-Italian by descent, she was born in east London to a teacher and shoe designer. After attending Leyton Sixth Form College, she studied Drama & English at Bristol University. Afterwards she worked variously as a teacher in Milan, in children’s publishing and in tabloid journalism, writing TV features. Whilst living in San Francisco she developed a love for the American short story and enrolled on the Creative Writing MA back at Goldsmiths in London where she won the Pat Kavanagh Prize for her portfolio.
       Jo has published short stories in numerous places including Ambit, Rattle Tales, The Gold Room and Exeter Writers (check out the stories on the links above). She’s completing a practice-based writing PhD at Goldsmiths where she also teaches courses on short fiction. Her first novel is called Black Figs.
      All paintings on the site are by Jo.