My favourite era in historical fiction is the period from the 1920s to the 1960s.
I am a graduate of the MSt in Creative Writing at Oxford University, where I was the Faith Ivens-Franklin Scholar at Keble College and awarded proxime accessit (runner-up) for the A.M. Heath Prize for Fiction. I am the 2016 ALSCW (Association of Literary Scholars, Critics, and Writers) Fellow at the Vermont Studio Center. My work has been awarded fellowships from the Virginia Centre for the Creative Arts, the Cill Rialaig Arts Center, Ireland, and the Wertheim Study, New York Public Library. I have also received fellowships and/or scholarships from the Colgate Writers’ Conference, New York; Sarah Lawrence College; the Fine Arts Work Center, Provincetown, MA; the Eastern Frontier Educational Foundation in Norton Island, Maine; Aspen Summer Words; and the Arvon Foundation, and I am an alumna of the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference. I work as an educational consultant and live in London and New York.