Selected features & essays

Out damned spot: torments of the thriller women, January 2018

A writer decided to distract herself by reading thrillers after a miscarriage. She found plot-lines filled with distressed and delirious women

Speaking Lessons

Lenny Letter, March 2017

A writer finds her voice in an unlikely place.


In praise and defence of the Creative Writing MFA

The Guardian, April 2018

These days, it is normal for authors to go to writing workshops – or teach them. So why does the idea they produce derivative writers persist?