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, graduating with distinction. 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. I was also longlisted for the Commonwealth Short Story Prize 2018 and the BBC Short Story Award 2018. I’m currently at work on a novel.