final US cover.jpg

Ilona is the author of When I Ran Away, a story of loss, motherhood, and love, shot through with dark humour and observations of class, culture, and relationships. Ilona was a dual qualified US attorney and UK solicitor and practiced immigration law in the UK before she started writing fiction. Her second novel, Little Prisons, will be released in June 2022.  


Although she will always be a New Yorker at heart, Ilona's home is in London with her husband and young sons.  

center for fiction 
First Novel Prize 2021
Long list

apple books writer to watch 

good morning america
must-read book

new york post
best book to read