I’m a fiction writer, book reviewer, freelance editor and writing mentor. Basically, my life is all books, all the time.
My writing has been optioned for TV, adapted for stage, translated into Chinese, Italian, Japanese and Spanish, recorded for radio and podcasts, exhibited in galleries, and distributed from a vintage Wurlitzer cigarette machine. I regularly perform at events and festivals throughout the UK and Europe, and I teach online workshops about writing – you can find details of upcoming events here.
My latest publication is the Audible Original The Sound at the End, an Arctic ghost story. My next book will be a memoir of queer pregnancy and motherhood published by Virago, then a novel about a medieval witch revenge quest published by Harvill Secker. I’m currently working on a short musical, a short story collection and a very long novel.
I’m 37 and live in Glasgow, where I mostly hang out with my wife Annie, our baby, and our rescue dog; read books; drink coffee; fall into YouTube pits; listen to podcasts; and dream of the sea.