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.
Professor of Journalism
Senior Adviser Welsh Affairs for Severn Trent Water and Former Director, BT Wales
CEO Amicus, and formerly Head of the British Army
Chairman, UN Association of the UK
Vice-Principal of King's College London and Trustee of the V & A Museum
Senior Lecturer in Forensic Linguistics