I spent the first seventeen years of my life in New York, in Washington Heights, the neighbourhood where the characters in my most recent book, Above Sugar Hill, live.  Above Sugar Hill was longlisted for the Edge Hill Short Story Prize and was a #readwomen2014 pick of the year.

My first novel, Risk, was written while I was a visiting associate at the Centre for African Studies at the University of Cape Town.  Set during South Africa’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission hearings that took place shortly after apartheid ended, Risk was shortlisted for Book of the Year by the journalist Jenny Crwys Williams.

My stories have appeared in 3:AM Magazine, Ambit,  Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine, New York Stories and New Contrast.

For the past ten years, I’ve lived in London, a city that’s  just chaotic enough to suit me.