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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 Brighton 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 past member of the Northern Short Story Festival Academy.


I am approaching the end of a practice-based-research PhD in creative writing. working on a new novel exploring surveillance, domestic violence, illness, and climate justice.


I work as a lecturer in Creative Writing at Leeds university.

My Books



Curious Hands

My Books
Praise For
Let Me Be Like Water

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

Fiona Mozley

Author of Elmet

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