Review: The Falcon Thief, Joshua Hammer, New York Times, February 2020




Short Story in STILL WORLDS TURNING (June 2019) No Alibis Press, an anthology of short stories


Review: The Map of Salt and Stars, New York Times, June 2018


Journalism/travel: Heading to the wilderness, Telegraph, Jan 2018


Journalism/review: S. A. Chakraborty's The City of Brass,  New York Times, Dec 2017


Journalism/review: Charif Majdanlani's Moving the Palace, New York Times, June 2017


Review: Dianne Warren's Liberty Street, New York Times, Sept 2016


Weald and Downland Open Air Museum residency blog, Sept 2016


Weald and Downland Open Air Museum residency blog, June 2016


Journalism/essay: What if you had no family photographs?, The Guardian, May 2016


Journalism/travel: Why I like travelling alone, Stella Magazine, The Telegraph, May 2016


Journalism/travel: Beijing's Contemporary Art Scene: breaking the borders. Raffles Magazine


Review: Deborah Levy's Hot Milk in the Independent on Sunday, March 2016


Play: The Last Kiss! An immersive theatre commission for Goat and Monkey/University of Chichester showing at

Pavilion Theatre Worthing April 2016


Essay about wingwalkers and airports on Feb 2016


Essay: Writing, Travelling and the Creative act, LitHub, Feb 2016


Short story: Looking for Deer in Beijing, Raffles Magazine Autumn/Winter 2015


Review: The Story of the Lost Child by Elena Ferrante in the Independent on Sunday September 2015


Essay: Hotel Melancholia in Aeon Magazine, June 2015


Review: The Hollow Heart by Viola di Grado in the Independent on Sunday June 2015


Essay: 'Dirty Talk and Dostoyevsky on the Night Shift' New York Times, 26 April 2015


Play: 'Without Blinking' an immersive theatre commission for Goat and Monkey Theatre Co/University of Chichester

showing at Testbed arts space in Battersea, London April 23-25 2015


Review: The Secret Sister by Fotini Tsalikoglou in the Independent on Sunday Jan 2015


Essay: for BBC Radio 3 'Somebody Else's Story' commissioned for part of 'I've Never Told Anyone This Before' series, Dec 2014


Small piece: 'Talking about Marguerite Duras' in five dials magazine No33 Oct 2014


Essay: 'Constantinople' on travel and Patrick Leigh Fermor in Salmagundi Magazine.


Travel/Short story: 'Reaching Bliss' in Lonely Planet Anthology 'An Innocent Abroad' November 2014


Short story: 'Theory of Flight' commissioned short story for Waters Production, on BBC Radio 4 June 2014


Small piece: 'It's not as far away as you think' - The Letters Page Issue 2 Dec 2013


Feature: 'Sale of the Century' - 2000 wd piece about stories from flea markts and car boots Vogue UK, November 2012


Travel/Short story: 'Chasing Missionaries' - Lonely Planet Anthology 'Better than Fiction' Anthology, November 2012.


Essay: 'Lysander has a Plan' - Essay at


Essay: 'A Particular Account of Secret Courtyard Gardens Admired by Missionaries Travelled Far From Peking.'   in Paris-based Her Royal Majesty Magazine issue 12.


'Tanks and Stolen Guccis, review'- Al Ahram 


'Laila Ahmed' New Writing Ventures prize winner


Excerpt from 'A Lady Cyclist's Guide to Kashgar' The Moth Arts and Culture magazine



Short stories: 'Cowboy' in Mslexia and 'Evidence' in Goldfish


Other things...


I was writer in residence at Shoreham Airport funded by Arts Council England. For this project I researched the archives of the airport and organised various workshops.