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

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.

I’ve written long-running columns on literature in translation for the Brixton Review of Books and The Quietus. My reviews have appeared in many publications including the Times Literary Supplement, History Today, Modern Poetry in Translation and Asymptote.

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