I write about visual art, theatre, the early modern period, and the intertwined histories of ideas, books, libraries and emotions. My writing has appeared in The Times Literary Supplement, The Economist, The Telegraph, The Observer, The Fence, 1843, Prospect, Elephant, Aeon, and elsewhere. I am a winner of the Telegraph/Benjamin Franklin House Literary Prize and the Art Fund writing competition, and a runner-up of the Anthony Burgess Prize for Arts Journalism. I am represented by Toby Mundy at ACM UK.
After reading English at Oxford and Cambridge and working at The Economist for a year, I'm now doing a PhD at UCL, funded by the AHRC, investigating mind-wandering, attention lapses, and digression in early modern romance, 1580-1625. I'm currently Editor of Still Point, the AHRC-funded literary journal.