A list of past and upcoming readings available here.

A list of some work and projects below, to be updated as and when the chance arrives:



  • Moderate to Good, Occasionally Poor (4th Estate, forthcoming 2024)
  • A Folly (4th Estate, forthcoming 2025)
  • The Liar’s Dictionary (William Heinemann, July 2020) — Betty Trask Award; shortlisted, Desmond Elliott prize
  • Attrib. and other stories (Influx Press, July 2017) — James Tait Black Memorial Prize; Republic of Consciousness Prize


Contributions to Anthologies




  • ‘A is for –‘: keynote address for ‘Watch Words: The Furnivals and Text (as) Art in the Long Sixties’ conference (April 2023)
  • Collaboration with Maria Sledmere for the National Poetry Library’s Earthbound event (Oct 2022)
  • Flanders Poetry Celebration: collaboration with poet Paul Demets for the European Poetry Festival, Southbank Centre curated by S J Fowler (June 2022)
  • Working with Wignall & Moore to produce site-specific narrative texts and character-led guides for Warkworth Castle and English Heritage (forthcoming, 2023)
  • Short story ‘Ramble’ commissioned for BBC Radio 4, read by John Lightbody and produced by Becky Ripley (April, 2022)
  • Text and script commissioned as part of Emily Speed‘s solo show ‘Flatland’ for Tate Liverpool (Oct 2021 – Jun 2022). A reading of the work was produced by Alice Gilmour ⁠— available to listen on this page ⁠— and a British Sign Language interpretation was provided by Drew Ledson.
  • Short story cycle Gambits commissioned for BBC Radio 4, featuring a fictional Essex village, follies, and chess. Broadcast throughout the winter 2021, the programmes were produced by Justine Willett with readers including Anton Lesser, Adrian Scarborough and Stephen Mangan.
  • Working with Wignall & Moore to produce texts for the Ulster Transport Museum’s new Museum of Innovation (2021)
  • An essay on Raymond Queneau’s 1958 Exercises in Style trans. Barbara Wright for Penguin’s ‘The Furthest A Book Has Taken Me’ series (Aug 2020).
  • ‘On Jotting: Ten Postcards’ for Arvon’s The Stories We Tell series (Feb 2020)
  • Forward to Faber’s reissue of Brigid Brophy’s The Snow Ball (2020, orig. 1964)
  • ‘Myth-making’ — texts and narrative design for the Cuming Collection of natural and social history and new Heritage Centre, commissioned by the London Borough of Southwark. With Wignall & Moore, Fiona Williams and writer Nicholas Tufnell.
  • ‘Grottofying’ — poet in residence for exhibition celebrating Alexander Pope and this grotto at Orleans House Gallery. With Wignall & Moore, Fiona Williams and writer Nicholas Tufnell.
  • As part of Generative Constraint:  ‘Break Up Variations: An Annotated Score’, Performance Philosophy, Vol. 4, No. 2 (Open Journal Systems, 2019). Published online. DOI: https://doi.org/10.21476/PP.2019.42227
  • Short story ‘Moonlighting’ on Radio 4’s Short Works programme, written and read by me (2019)
  • Short story ‘Moderate to Poor, Occasionally Good’ on Radio 4’s Short Works programme, written and read by me (2018)
  • Co-written with Deborah Brewis:  ‘Writing as skin: Negotiating the body in(to) learning about the managed self‘, Management Learning, Vol 50, Issue 1 (Sage Publications, Jan 2019)
  • ‘Span’, a commissioned collaboration with composer Tom Wilson. Performed by the Ben See group in the bascule chambers beneath  Tower Bridge, part of the Totally Thames Festival curated by Iain Chambers (September 2016)
  • Review of James Cummins’ prose-poetry, HIX EROS: 7 (August 2016)
  • ‘The Civil Partnership’ collaborative poem sequence developed with Prue Chamberlain, performed at Camaradefest and Interrobang Festivals (2014-15)
  • Composed and performed ‘Changelings’ with Nick Murray, alongside Emily Berry & John Clegg, Vahni Capildeo & Jeremy Noel-Tod, Kirsty Irving & Harry Man, and Tim Atkins & Jeff Hilson as part of SJ Fowler‘s Auld Enemies project (July 2014)
  • ‘Exploding Dictionaries: an Exegetical Look at The Domesday Dictionary’, Anti-Canon online essay series for Influx Press (July 2014)
  • Closet drama ‘Embark’ shortlisted for the Creative Responses to Modernism Competition, Centre for Modern Literature and Culture (May 2014)
  • Live-reviewing durational performance through durational criticism for Exeunt (March 2014)
  • Designing and delivering creative writing workshops for secondary schools and higher education institutions (2011 – present)
  • Member of the organizing committee behind Generative Constraints, the practice-based research conference, and on the editing panel for the resulting publication (2013 – present)
  • ‘Mother of all Parliaments’ commissioned by Royal Holloway, University of London for centenary event celebrating the life of Emily Wilding Davison (Summer, 2013)
  • Staff advisor for Royal Holloway’s student-led undergraduate creative writing anthology (2013)
  • Toddling consultant for Lee Jackson‘s Walking Dickens’ London (Shire General, 2013)
  •  ‘Positive Feedback’ commissioned as part of performance series Lange Nacht der Langeweile (2013)
  • Awarded a PenTales Hemingway Fellowship creative residency (2013)
  • Hang-Ups’ developed for a short interactive film installation with ShadowStage theatre company (2011)
  • Awarded Bookbinding For Artists short course certificate, Central Saint Martins College (2011)
  • Article on Reuben Martin, written for the Bernie Grant Arts Centre’s Great Book of Tottenham (2011)
  • Bookbinding short course certificate from Central Saint Martins (2011)
  • Contributor for if:book projects (2011)
  • Short-listed for Harper-Wood Studentship (2011)
  • Short story ‘Channel Light Vessel Automatic’ was developed by composer Steven Jackson into a collaborative piece as part of the Vessel exhibition during ‘Noise of Many Waters‘, the Royal Northern College of Music’s showcase event (2011)
  • Judge for Pighog Press‘ Short Story Competition for writers of children’s fiction (2010)
  • Various reviews for The Literateur and Fiction Unlimited online journals
  • Series of sketches commissioned by Somethingelse Production Company for their show ‘Bedtime’, Edinburgh Fringe Festival (2007)


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