Writing

Shortlisted for the Short Fiction/University of Essex Prize 2020 and longlisted for the Ivan Juritz Prize 2020.

Shortlisted for the Man Booker International Prize 2019 for my translation of Marion Poschmann’s The Pine Islands.

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

Writer in Residence with index Freiraum (Zurich) (Dec 2016-Jan 2017) and recipient of a Cove Park Literature & Translation Residency (2021)

Judge for The London Magazine Short Story Prize 2021

My new book, The Islets, will be published in 2022. I’m currently working on my first novel. As part of a fully-funded PhD in Creative and Critical Writing at UEA, I’m writing a hybrid translator memoir called Fair and a thesis on translation memoir-essays by women and non-binary literary translators.

My fiction and poetry have appeared or are forthcoming in Best British Short Stories 2021 (Salt), That’s the Colour: Short Stories Inspired by Low (Confingo), Spells: 21st Century Occult Poetry (Ignota), On Relationships: An Anthology (3 of Cups), 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, The Architectural Review, InqueSomesuch Stories, The Review of Contemporary Fiction, History Today, PEN Transmissions, 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 by Tate Modern, English PEN, Wapping Project, Grand Union Gallery and Arusha Gallery, and have given talks and readings at the Southbank Centre, Edinburgh International Book Festival, the Wellcome Collection, Ledbury Poetry Festival, and elsewhere.

Selected Writing