Lecturer in Creative Writing, Goldsmiths, University of London

I am the author of Mrs. Hemingway, and teach Creative Writing at Goldsmiths, University of London.

After a short stint working for Random House, I studied for the Masters in Creative Writing at UEA, where I wrote my first novel, The Godless Boys. This was published in the UK (Picador) and Norway (Font) in 2011. The film option to The Godless Boys has been sold, and I’ve been lucky enough to work with some wonderful people on the screenplay. More on that soon… hopefully.

I stayed on at UEA for a fully-funded PhD: this was where Mrs. Hemingway was born. Research has taken me as far afield as Chicago, Boston, Key West, Cuba, Antibes and Paris. I also spent time as a fully-funded resident scholar at the Library of Congress in Washington DC, and was the British Library’s 2012 Eccles Centre Writer in Resident.

I am interested in the life and work of Ernest Hemingway; the lives of the Lost Generation; biographical novels and historical novels, dystopia and speculative history.


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    Lecturer in Creative Writing, Goldsmiths, University of London