Author of four novels: Bone House (shortlisted for the Commonwealth Prize), The Bounce, Ice Land and most recently, Crimson China, a novel set in the illegal Chinese migrant community in the aftermath of the Morecambe Bay tragedy. Crimson China was a Book At Bedtime on Radio 4, a Sainsbury’s Book of the Week selection and the Mumsnet’s book of the month for July
I also teach creative writing at an inner London secondary school as part of the First Story programme.
Former Chief Executive, The Place
Professor of Journalism
Author and Journalist with The Sunday Times
Broadcaster & Journalist
Senior Lecturer in Forensic Linguistics
Chairman, Evening Standard Ltd & Independent Print Ltd