About me and this site

Hello, and welcome to my personal website!

I’m a lecturer in eighteenth-century literature and culture at the University of York. Go here for information about about my research interests, teaching activity, grant capture, conferences I’ve organised, etc.

I’m also a creative writer – largely of fiction, but I also dabble in life writing and drama. I’ve had a few short stories published in various magazines and anthologies, and my debut novel, RITES, came out a few years ago. It looks like this. Philip Pullman liked it! Since then, I’ve been working on another novel, about motherhood and monstrosity, which is nearly finished. I’m repped by Euan Thorneycroft at A.M.Heath.

I also write and present for radio. I was a BBC/AHRC New Generation Thinker 2014-2015, and since then I’ve written and presented numerous features for BBC Radio 3. I love this work, and I’m always keen to talk with producers who would like to discuss or develop pitches or programmes.

Finally, I like to write mainstream arts and history features for publications including BBC Arts, the Guardian, the Independent, the Times Literary Supplement, and History Today. Have a look at my work here, and drop me a line if you think I might be the right person to write a piece for you.

Say hello, if you like, on Twitter. Or you can contact me using the online form. 

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