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I'm a multidisciplinary writer for print, digital and performance.


The author of eleven books (some co-written with AI that I have coded), I have also created digital narratives and public art projects, as well as writing, directing and performing solo and collaborative works.

I'm an arts activist, and mentor for emerging and established writers.

I have a PhD in Critical and Creative Writing from the University of East Anglia.

I'm also a university teacher, editor, and illustrator.


  • 2014 The Expansionists residency

  • 2014 Women in Publishing New Venture Award for @read_women

  • 2015 Gladstone Library, scholarship/residency

  • 2016-20: CHASE-funded scholar for my PhD

  • 2016/17 Writer in Residence, Maynooth University, Ireland 
2017 Edgehill Prize shortlisting for Vertigo

2017 Arts Council England grant for

  • 2017 UK Arts Foundation Fellow in Literature

  • 2018 Anthony Burgess centenary fellowship, University of Manchester

  • 2019 Webby Award Honoree for

  • 2019 6-month CHASE-funded intra-PhD placement UEA Beyond Criticism (UEA)

  • 2019 Lovie Award Honoree for

  • 2020 Covid Response Award, Arts Council England for @zinesinthedark

  • 2021 Markievicz Award, Arts Council Ireland

  • 2021 Centre Culture Irelandais residency

  • 2022 residency Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris.

  • 2022 Literature Bursary, Arts Council Ireland

Prize Judging:

  • Goldsmiths Prize (2016).

  • Galley Beggar Press (2018)

  • Scottish Book Trust (2019)

  • Desperate Literature (2022).


I have written literary and cultural criticism for The Irish Times The New Statesman, The Los Angeles Review of Books, The Guardian, and others.


  • I have been a Contributing Editor at 3:AM magazine, and

  • I have guest-edited two issues of Hamish Hamilton’s Five Dials.

  • Under the Influence, the essay collection I commissioned and edited, was published by gorse editions in 2021.


  • I founded and ran the Twitter campaign @read_women (2014-18) which has been covered by international press, inspired parallel movements worldwide, and was described by the New York Times as “a rallying cry for equal treatment for women writers.” I received the 2014 New Venture Award from Women in Publishing (UK) for my work on the campaign.

  • I am co-founder of the Warwick University Prize for Women in Translation.

  • I currently run @no_entryarts, also on Twitter, a campaign challenging access problems for older emerging writers and artists.


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