About

What I'm up to now:  I have just begun a PhD in Creative Writing at Bath Spa University to work on a book-length creative work inspired by particle physics! I am also editor of The Short Review, the online journal that reviews short story collections, and a brand-new UK & Ireland short story venture, ShortStops, launched during National Short Story Week 2013. I am a 2014 Gladstone's Library Writer-in-Residence and judge of the 2014 Bridport Flash Fiction Prize.

How I Got Here: Born in London in 1970, I moved to Jerusalem in 1994. After making a living for 13 years as a science journalist, writing for publications such as WIRED and NewScientist, I gave it all up to write fiction, and am now based in Bristol, UK.

My second story collection, My Mother Was An Upright Piano: Fictions,  was  published in May 2012 by Tangent Books and contain fifty six very short fictions. My first collection, The White Road and Other Stories, was commended by the judges of the 2009 Orange Award for New Writers.  It contains a mix of flash fiction and short stories inspired by science.

My stories have won various prizes, been nominated for a Pushcart Prize, been published in print & online, broadcast on BBC Radio 3 and 4 & performed. I teach regularly for the Arvon Foundation & also give readings & workshops in
flash fiction, short stories & science-inspired fiction.

I was writer-in-residence in the Science Faculty at Bristol University from 2009-2012, and received an Arts Council England grant to work on a short story collection inspired by a year spent in a biochemistry lab. I am also founder and editor of The Short Review, an online journal dedicated to reviewing short story collections and anthologies and showcasing short story authors.