More Buzz for Electrical Venus

Posted on Nov 25, 2015 in Books, Latest, Radio

My Afternoon Drama The Electrical Venus is on the six-strong shortlist for Best Audio Drama at the 2016 BBC Audio Drama Awards. Produced by Emma Harding for the BBC, and starring Hannah John-Kamen and Arthur Hughes, the drama set in the world of the 18th Century travelling circuses aired on Radio 4 in October 2014. […]

Carnegie Nod For The Big Lie

Posted on Nov 2, 2015 in Books, Latest

The Big Lie has made the nominations list for the prestigious 2016 CILIP Carnegie Medal. The Carnegie Medal is awarded annually to the writer of an outstanding book for children, and is voted for by members of the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals. A longlist of titles will be announced in February followed by […]

Home Start from ACE and SOA

Posted on Sep 14, 2015 in Books, Latest

I’m proud to announce that research into my next project will be funded by The K Blundell Trust and Arts Council England. This funding comes in response to the six-month attachment I was recently granted by arts organisation Metal Culture in Peterborough, enabling me to reengage with the city where I was born and brought up. Using Metal […]

A Big Newsnight

Posted on Aug 4, 2015 in Books, Latest

BBC Newsnight featured The Big Lie on their July 29th show exploring the rise of LGBT characters in YA fiction. I was interviewed by Katie Razzall about my writing process and read from the book for the segment which asked if there is a quiet revolution going on in books for teens. James Dawson, my Hot Key Books […]

With Mettle From Metal

Posted on Apr 28, 2015 in Books, Latest, Plays, TV & Film

From September, I will be taking up a residency at Metal Culture Peterborough to begin research on a brand new writing project. Metal was founded in London in 2002 by Jude Kelly OBE and has been active in Peterborough since 2012. Working from Chauffeurs Cottage, the original gatehouse property at the entrance to Peterborough Cathedral, […]

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