Selected features & essays
Modern Love: How I Lost the Fiancé but Won the Honeymoon
The New York Times, August 2018
“Where is your husband?” people kept asking. “Why isn’t he here?”
Falling in Love with Someone Who Isn’t There
Medium.com, August 2018
My boyfriend was across the Atlantic. My PhD subject was dead. But through their words, I formed deep attachments to both.
Out damned spot: torments of the thriller women
Boundless.com, January 2018
A writer decided to distract herself by reading thrillers after a miscarriage. She found plot-lines filled with distressed and delirious women
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?
- How Not To Write A Novel, Writers & Artists, March 2018
- Notes from an Author, National Geographic, December 2017
- Any Idiot Can Write a Book, Granta, May 2017
- Summer Romance: Smackdog & Tom, The Sunday Times, August 2017
- Why Nell Stevens moved to the Falklands to write her novel, The Sunday Times, May 2017
- Elizabeth Gaskell: Charlotte Brontë's unlikely defender against prurient gossip, The Guardian, April 2017
- Writing on an Island at the End of the World, LitHub, March 2017
- Spinning a yarn at the edge of the world, Globe and Mail, March 2017
- I Went to the End of the Earth to Write My Novel—Here’s What Happened, Vogue, February 2017