ABOUT

I am an author, poet, screenwriter, short story writer, essays, articles, plays.

My debut novel The Panopticon is published in the UK, France, Czech, Audio, Kindle, Apple iPad, US, Germany, Australia, Italy, Korea, Turkey, and Canada. It was part of the Waterstones 11 — as one of the best worldwide debut novels of 2012. I was recently selected as one of the once in a decade — Granta Best of Young British Novelists.

I won 3AM Poetry Book of the Year for The Dead Queen of Bohemia, my prior collection Urchin Belle sold out straight away. I am about to find a home for both of these collections and hope to collate them with all the poetry I have been writing since then.

I have recently written for BBC Radio 4, The New York Times, The Independent, Marie Claire. I am completing the screenplay of The Panopticon for Sixteen Films.

I am currently Writer In Residence at The University of Edinburgh.