Writing

Shortlisted for the Short Fiction/University of Essex Prize 2020

Longlisted for the Ivan Juritz Prize 2020

Shortlisted for the Man Booker International Prize 2019

Recipient of an Authors’ Foundation Grant, Society of Authors (2018)

Translator in Residence at the British Library (2017-2019)

Writer in Residence with index Freiraum, Zurich (December 2016 – January 2017)

Judge for The London Magazine Short Story Prize 2021

I’m a writer of short fiction, creative non-fiction and poetry, and take writing and reviewing commissions. I’m editing my first novel, The Islets, and writing a hybrid memoir about literary translation as part of a fully-funded PhD in Creative and Critical Writing at UEA.

My fiction and poetry have appeared or are forthcoming in Best British Short Stories 2021, That’s the Colour: Short Stories Inspired by Low, Spells: 21st Century Occult Poetry, On Relationships: An Anthology, The London Magazine, Podium (Vienna), Ambit, 3:AM, Another Gaze, Hotel, Structo, and elsewhere.

My reviews and essays have appeared in many publications including the Times Literary Supplement, PORT, Somesuch Stories, The Review of Contemporary Fiction, The New Statesman, History Today, PEN Transmissions, Huck, Modern Poetry in Translation, Fabrikzeitung (Zurich) and Asymptote. I’ve written long-running columns on literature in translation for the Brixton Review of Books and The Quietus.

I’ve been commissioned for writing, talks and performances by the Wellcome Collection, Tate Modern, the British Library, English PEN, Wapping Project, Grand Union Gallery and Arusha Gallery, and I’ve given readings and been part of discussions at the Southbank Centre, Edinburgh International Book Festival, Ledbury Poetry Festival, Foyles Charing Cross, and elsewhere.

Selected Writing