My short fiction has appeared in Mslexia, The Scotsman and in a collection from The National Galleries of Scotland. My first novel, The Words in my Hand, was written with the support of a grant from Arts Council England and was shortlisted for the Costa First Novel award, the Authors’ Club Best First Novel Award and longlisted for the Prix du Roman FNAC. I am a MacDowell Colony Fellow and worked on my second novel there between November 2017 and January 2018. My second novel, The Year Without Summer, is due to be published in 2020 by Two Roads books. Further information about the book is towards the bottom of the following page: YWS. A third novel will be published by Two Roads books in 2022.
In 2019, I am writer in residence at Wicken Fen, the National Trust’s oldest reserve and a site of international importance. Whilst there, I will be researching a nonfiction book, telling the story of the Fen and the Wicken Fen Vision.
I have worked with artists in the UK and South Africa and my work has been funded under the Artists’ International Development Fund, (Arts Council England and the British Council). Details of that project, which saw me work with fine artist Richard Penn at Nirox, Johannesburg, can be found here: http://mailout.co/cambridge-based-artists-secure-arts-council-funding-to-develop-international-projects/ I’ve since been commissioned to produce work in support of Penn’s most recent exhibition, Surface Detail, at the Origins’ Centre.
I am represented by Veronique Baxter, at David Higham Associates.
The Words in My Hand is published by:
I managed the Words and Women twitter feed until March 2016, a voluntary organisation representing women writers in the East of England.
I can be found online at: