I am a member of the undergraduate and postgraduate module teams for Creative Writing. My first book, Blackmoor, won the Desmond Elliott Prize, and was shortlisted for the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year Award. Other novels include The Hunger Trace, and Daylight Saving, which was shortlisted for the Branford Boase Award. My next book, The Electric, is published by John Murray, in 2020. I am now writing short stories.
I studied at the universities of Derby, East Anglia, and Greenwich. I completed my PhD at the Open University, where my research focused on cinemagoing, and D/deafness. I have worked in hotels, libraries, schools and colleges. My current research interests include the contemporary short story, and the uses of oral history and ethnography in fiction.