Recent things

Young woman reading while sitting on a pile of books

The Otherlife Blog Tour

Here’s something totally thrilling: a blog tour! Once upon a time I did not know what a blog tour was; now I get to have one of my very own… seven lovely bloggers are hosting seven posts (by me) over seven days, covering all sorts of things from literary tutors to things I learned when… Read more »

Viking Longships in Icelandic Inlet

Metallica cover to celebrate The Otherlife

Every artist must have a to-be-covered list, and on mine there has always been a song by Metallica. When the band that I was a part of, Second Person, was playing a residency at Pizza on the Park (very fancy), we sometimes used to play a bit of ‘My Friend of Misery’ as an outro… Read more »


The Otherlife is published!

Heres a lovely review from Amanda Craig, talking to Georgina Godwin on Monocle Radio. I’m in excellent company with AS Byatt and Kate Saunders. I’m also really happy that The Otherlife is Debut of the Month at It’s available at branches of Daunt Books, Waterstones, independent booksellers and Amazon. Happy reading!

Upcoming events

YA SHOT, 22nd October 2016

YA Shot is an author-run, author-led Young Adult and Middle Grade festival that raises the money and resources to run a year-long programme pairing libraries and schools for free author events to foster a love of reading, inspire a passion for writing, and encourage aspirations to careers in the Arts. YA Shot is a one-day… Read more »