Writing

Shortlisted for the Short Fiction/University of Essex Prize 2020

Longlisted for the Ivan Juritz Prize for Creative Experiment in Text 2020

Shortlisted for the Man Booker International Prize 2019

Recipient of an Authors’ Foundation Grant from the Society of Authors 2018

Inaugural Translator-in-Residence at the British Library

My collection of short fiction I’m Afraid That’s All We’ve Got Time For (2020) is published by Prototype. Serious Justice (2016), my first poetry collection, was published by Test Centre and was shortlisted for the London Review of Books Bookshop’s Best Debut Collection. Hamburger in the Archive (If a Leaf Falls, 2019), a pamphlet of poems on the theme of translation, was an LRB Bookshop Summer Pick. My pamphlet essay Goblins is forthcoming in August 2020 from Rough Trade Books. I’m currently working on my debut novel, The Islets.

I’ve written long-running columns on literature in translation for the Brixton Review of Books and The Quietus. My reviews, fiction, poetry and non-fiction have appeared in many publications including the Times Literary Supplement, Ambit3:AM, History Today, Modern Poetry in Translation, Asymptote, Another Gaze, The Quietus, Somesuch Stories, and the anthologies Spells: 21st Century Occult Poetry (Ignota, 2018), and On Relationships (3 of Cups, 2020).

I’ve been commissioned for writing, talks and performances by the Wellcome Collection, Tate Modern, the British Library and English PEN, 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