About

I have long had a fascination with fiction writing: it is a craft I have been practicing for nearly twenty years. Short stories have always provoked the greatest sense of wonder and I’m particularly beguiled by the work of JG Ballard, Alice Munro, Lydia Davis, Angela Carter, George Saunders and Deborah Levy.

The pages on this blog contain ideas about the writing process and reflections on the novels and short stories I’ve been reading.

I’ve had short stories published in Unsweetened, the University of New South Wales’ annual student anthology, and Birkbeck College’s Mechanics Institutes Review. I’ve also had minor recognition for stories sent to competitions:

Drought was short listed for BBC Radio 4 Opening Lines programme in 2012.

Halloween received an honorable mention from US short story journal Glimmer Train as part of its February 2015 New Writer Award.

The Occupants was a highly commended story at the London Short Story Prize 2016.

Herd and Splinter won Spread the Word’s ‘City of Stories’ competition for the London borough of Lewisham 2017

Game Theory was shortlisted for the Bath Flash Fiction Award, October 2017