thoughtful lightness can make frivolity seem dull and heavy‘  Italo Calvino


Welcome to my website – and thank you for taking an interest in my work.

I am a Bath-based writer, a lover of word play and an admirer of the work of Edward Gorey, Angela Carter, AA Milne, Paula Rego, Banksy and David Bowie. A bird and butterfly nerd, recovered Ultimate Frisbee fanatic and surfer, I can sometimes be spotted cycling at speed through the city on my way to the theatre, a poetry reading, a pub or yoga class; or walking, in all weathers, in the countryside near my Somerset home.

I have strong links with the USA, both through my day job – as Dean and Director of Advanced Studies in England – and as a dedicated transatlantic dad.

I’m always happy to hear from readers of my work. Do get in touch if you’d like to share your thoughts or questions.


H is for kicking high into the stand