I studied English Literature at Oxford University and taught English as a foreign language in Rome, before becoming a journalist and literary translator (Italian-English).
In 2016 I left journalism to study on the MA in Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia. A short story, The Hikers, won the Royal Society of Literature's VS Pritchett Prize 2017 and another short story, Please Be Good To Me, won the same prize in 2018. An early draft of my novel-in-progress, currently titled Elinor Snow, was longlisted for the Lucy Cavendish Fiction Prize 2018. I was also longlisted for the Commonwealth Short Story Prize 2018 and the BBC Short Story Award 2018.