curriculum vitae

Novels and memoirs
‘What the Eye Doesn’t See’ published by Simon and Schuster in May 2002.

‘If Only You Knew’ published by Simon and Schuster in November 2006.

‘Dead Babies and Seaside Towns’ published by Unbound on 2nd July 2015.

‘Mary Ann Sate, Imbecile’ to be published by Unbound in 2018.

‘Between The Regions of Kindness’ to be published by Unbound in 2019.

New novel in progress – funding from the Arts Council and The Authors’ Foundation at the Society of Authors.

Plays
Commissioned by Cheltenham Everyman to write a play for The Cheltenham Festival of Literature (2009) entitled ‘What’s Love Got to Do with It?’

Commissioned by Cheltenham Everyman to write a play for The Cheltenham Festival of Literature (2010) based on interviews with recent immigrants entitled ‘You People.’

Received funding from the Arts Council for the development of ‘Love Match’ which ran for one week in the Everyman in February 2012.

Commissioned by Paines Plough at part of ‘Come to Where I’m from.’ Performance at Parabola Arts Centre Cheltenham November 2012.

Monologue ‘A Blue Bonnet For Samuel’ performed at Tristan Bates Theatre in Covent Garden March 2013.

Awarded Arts Council Funding for full length production of ‘Before The Fire Burns Out.’ Premiere at Cheltenham Festival of Literature in October 2014 followed by one week run at The Everyman Studio.

10 minute play ‘Collision’ – Theatre West, Zion Arts Centre, Bristol – November 2106.

‘Mary Ann Sate, Imbecile’ part of Gloucestershire in Midwinter, Hammerpuzzle Theatre performed at Cheltenham Everyman and King’s Theatre, Gloucester December 2017.

Awards
Winner of the Pen / Ackerley Prize for memoir in 2016.

Winner of the 2014 V.S. Pritchett Prize awarded by the Royal Society of Literature.

Two short stories longlisted for the Fish Short Story Prize 2015.

Shortlisted for the Fish Short Memoir Prize 2015.

Longlisted for the Bare Fiction Prize in 2016.

Articles and short stories
Prospect, The Reader, The Guardian, RSL Magazine, The Independent, The Mail on Sunday, Cinnamon Press, the Yellow Room, Boundless.

Teaching
Teaching for Oxford University Mst in Creative Writing (2008 – present)

Teaching for the Arvon Foundation in 2010, 2011, 2016, 2017 and 2018.

Associate Lecturer for the OU in Creative Writing 2006-2008

Education
MA in International Politics. Distinction. Universite Libré de Bruxelles (October 93 – June 94). Thesis on Roma communities in Eastern Europe.

MA in Modern History. 2:1. Awarded the Fletcher Scholarship. Worcester College, Oxford University (October 86 – June 89)