This is me. I’m not as austere as the photograph implies, but I have a lot of smile lines and I’m horrifically vain.

My early days: I was born in Dover, on the chalky south coast of England, to a Grenadian/Indian mother and English/Turkish father and, sometime later, did the majority of my growing up in Canada. Since then, I’ve spent time living, studying, and working in Canada, the US, Japan, France, Switzerland, and ended up returning to England—where I’m writing this.

Some writerly credentials: I have an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of British Columbia. My fiction has been heard on the New Yorker Radio Hour and has appeared in The Stinging Fly, The Normal School, Litro Magazine, New Orleans Review, Raleigh Review, and others. I’ve also published a number of award-winning novels for children and young adults, including Zorgamazoo, Dust City, Blues for Zoey, and others.

My current digs: I lecture in Creative Writing at the University of Lincoln, where I’m Faculty Fiction Editor of the Lincoln Review.

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