My short fiction has appeared in Mslexia, The Scotsman and in a collection from The National Galleries of Scotland. I live on the edge of the Fens, near Cambridge. My first novel, The Words in my Hand, was written with the support of a grant from Arts Council England. It has recently been shortlisted for the Costa First Novel award, 2016.
I work 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 have recently been awarded a Fellowship at McDowell Colony, and will be there between November 2017-January 2018, working on my second book.
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: