This is me. I’m a novelist, short-story writer, and full-time lecturer in Creative Writing at the University of Lincoln. In other news, I’m not as austere as the photograph implies but I have heaps 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 appeared in the Stinging Fly, the Normal School, Litro, New Orleans Review, Raleigh Review, and elsewhere. I’m also the author of a number of internationally award-winning novels for children and young adults, including Zorgamazoo, Dust City, Blues for Zoey, and others.

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