About Me


I’m a writer of historical fiction, specialising in the ancient world, unreliable source texts, and the crossover points between myth and history. My first novel, The Last King of Lydia, was shortlisted for the Dylan Thomas Prize in 2013. A sequel, The King and the Slave, followed in 2014, and my latest book Smile of the Wolf, is published in Summer 2018.

I’m a graduate of the Warwick Writing Programme, where I now teach fiction as an Assistant Professor.  Originally from Essex, I now live in Sheffield, and I’m a keen fell runner and rock climber in my spare time.