I write, mostly about books. Sometimes books are a means of writing about something else – a way of getting closer to the truth of a situation.
My features and reviews have appeared in publications including the Financial Times, Spectator, Guardian, 1843, the TLS and Country Life.
These pieces are the most important to me:
Meet the librarians - and book-borrowers - of the Calais Jungle (Spectator, 2015)Read
Paradise Rot by Jenny Hval (FT Weekend Life & Arts, 16 November 2018)
A sensual, putrid reimagining of the original sin that explores the dynamics between two young women.Read
Books on the Street – The Rise of Micro-libraries (FT Weekend Magazine, 3 August, 2018)
While we bemoan the tragic dwindling in our public libraries, informal book-swaps - "micro-libraries" - are on the rise. I look at how, where and why.Read