I write stories
(amongst other things)
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.
Let Me Be Like Water
‘A beautiful reflection on love, grief, and friendship. Witty and profound.’
Author of Elmet