I'm a freelance journalist, based in east London. My interests include travel, the arts, learning foreign languages, environmentalism, feminism and cycling. I have a Masters in English literature, play the ukulele fairly badly (even worse each time I update this website, given how little I practise) and co-own the most beautiful campervan in the world.

I write on a broad range of issues relating to the international arts scene, encompassing the worlds of theatre, visual art and literature. I've interviewed a number of leading theatre-makers, actors and artists, including the actors Simon Russell Beale, Jonathan Pryce and Simon Callow, directors Terry Hands, Michael Attenborough and Rufus Norris, and artists Julie Nord and Joseph Dabernig. My work has appeared in publications including the Guardian, the Independent and The Stage, and I'm a regular blogger for Whatsonstage.com, the UK's leading theatre website.

I also write on fiction and non-fiction literature, having had articles published in the Sunday Times Culture, the Daily Telegraph books pages and Culture Wars, the online review of the Institute of Ideas. Fiction reviewing is one of the best jobs there is, as far as I'm concerned.

In addition to all that, I'm also a travel journalist, my features and city guides appearing regularly in Condé Nast Traveller, the Guardian, the Independent, the Daily Telegraph, Italy Magazine and numerous inflight magazines. You can read my recently launched personal blog, where I write about the things I've done, the people I've met, the food I've eaten and the drinks I've drunk on my travels, both at home in London and
away, here. It's called Impressions Abroad.

I usually call myself an arts and travel journalist, but sometimes I come across stories that don't fit into either of those categories, but are too interesting not to write about. So my other published writing includes features on volunteering, social and community issues, education and cycling. Ah, the joy of being freelance.

And when I'm not writing, I'm probably editing, either in one of the freelance editorial roles I hold, or for individuals on short projects.

 
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