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.  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.