‘A writer of grace and luminosity’The Stage
I tell stories. My work has received the International Theatre Institute’s Award for Excellence, the Critics’ Circle Award for Most Promising Playwright, a South Bank Sky Arts Times Breakthrough Award, an Evening Standard Progress 1000 Award, a Betty Trask Award and the Northern Ireland One Book Award, and been translated into nine languages. I am a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, teach creative writing at the University of Oxford, and regularly review fiction for the Guardian.
I am an ambassador for Alabare Christian Care and Support, a charity supporting homeless adults, young people, veterans and those with learning disabilities based in my home city of Salisbury; a patron of Studio Theatre, Salisbury’s amateur theatre; and of the Salisbury Literary Festival. My advocacy work for writers and writing currently includes serving as Chair of the Society of Authors’ Scriptwriters Panel, and as a member of the Writers Guild of Great Britain Negotiating Team.
‘High on any list of the best younger British writers’The Guardian