I write stories
(amongst other things)

Let Me Be Like Water

City Reads Pick 2019
Longlisted for the Ondaatje Prize
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About me

My debut novel Let Me Be Like Water is published by Melville House in the US & UK. It was longlisted for the Ondaatje Prize, picked for City Reads, and the first draft was shortlisted for the Mslexia Fiction Award. I was the 2019 winner of the Berlin Writing Prize, and am a member of the Northern Short Story Festival Academy.


I am in my fourth year of a part-time practice-based-research PhD in creative writing. working on a new novel exploring surveillance, sex, illness, and climate justice. 

For more information about me click here, or go here to find out about my teaching and mentoring.

My Books



Curious Hands

Praise For
Let Me Be Like Water

‘A beautiful reflection on love, grief, and friendship. Witty and profound.’ 

Fiona Mozley

Author of Elmet