I'm a London-based freelance writer of fiction, non-fiction, and poetry, with experience in readings, performance, and broadcasting.
My novel The Principle of Camouflage (Two Ravens Press, 2011) was shortlisted as a ‘missing contender’ for the Guardian First Book Award, and selected for the Edinburgh International Book Festival. I’ve also published short stories and poems in anthologies and magazines, and read at numerous literary festivals.
As a non-fiction writer, I’m probably best known for Journey from Winter (Carcanet, 2008) - my edition and selection of Valentine Ackland’s poetry, with critical biography. Among other published articles, The Guardian commissioned me to write Ackland’s centenary feature, and I contributed to Critical Essays on Sylvia Townsend Warner (Edwin Mellen Press, 2006).
My professional involvement with Ackland’s work/life continues, with regular talks and readings at venues from academic conferences to gay literary salons, including the Southbank Centre's Literature and Spoken Word programme, and the V&A’s Friday Late Queer and Now (2015). Broadcasting includes reading poetry live on Woman's Hour and contributing to the BBC Radio 4 series From the Ban to the Booker.
Words in Company, my literary blogue is at:
Make personal appearances, Write for magazines/newspapers, Journalist and broadcaster, Novelist, Poetry readings, Give seminars/workshops, Give talks and readings to adults, Write reviews
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