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 Observer, 1843, Prospect, Elephant, and elsewhere. I've been a guest on the TLS podcast and The Economist's 'The Intelligence' podcast. 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.
I studied English at Pembroke College, Oxford, and creative writing at New York University's Paris campus (supported by a Santander Academic Travel Award). I then worked at The Economist for a year, before doing an MPhil in Renaissance Literature at Cambridge, where I edited for the King's College postgraduate journal The King's Review. I'm now doing a PhD in English at UCL, funded by the AHRC, in which I'm investigating mind-wandering, attention lapses, and digression in early modern romance, 1580-1625. I'm currently Editor-in-Chief at The Still Point, the AHRC-funded literary journal, and Digital Editor at The Cambridge Humanities Review.