I am a writer, former journalist, and writing teacher.
My debut novel, They Are Trying To Break Your Heart, was published by Bloomsbury in April 2016, chosen as a Netgalley book of the month, reviewed in The Times Literary Supplement, Los Angeles Times, Publisher's Weekly and by Kirkus Reviews. It has been chosen as one of ten books longlisted for The Desmond Elliott Prize, the UK's biggest prize for debut fiction.
It was released in the USA, in December 2016, and will be available in paperback in April 2017.
I teach Creative Writing at The University of Salford in Manchester.
My work is interested in the places where the personal and political collide, in the fiction of global affairs, and the aftermath of conflicts.
My second novel, is going to take us from the collapse of the Soviet Union, to Putin's propaganda wars.