I grew up in Bromley in south London and graduated from Cambridge in 2007 with a double first in English Literature. After working on the Observer’s New Review section for a few years I moved to New York and now live in Brooklyn. I write about culture, especially books, film, music and gender, for the Guardian, the New Yorker, the New York Times, the TLS and others. I’ve had the privilege of interviewing hundreds of cultural figures; my profile subjects include Toni Morrison, Meryl Streep and Laurie Anderson.
My debut novel, Neon in Daylight, is forthcoming from Catapult and available for preorder. I also write the Stranger of the Week column at the Awl. I’m available for fiction consulting through Catapult and I’m represented by Marya Spence at Janklow and Nesbitt.