I have been writer-in-residence at many universities and arts organisations both in the UK and abroad including Banff Centre for the Arts, Cove Park and The University of Mumbai.

I have also appeared as a speaker at all the main literature festivals including recently Hay on Wye, Cheltenham, Ikley, Warwick, Oxford, Cambridge, Bath, London, Latitude, Hong Kong, Mumbai.


This is a major part of my practice as a writer. I work with students and their teachers at all stages of their writing journey, to share the craft of writing and develop their ambitions. I’ve worked on some of the best university writing programmes in the UK and beyond, including most recently as Creative Writing Fellow at the University of East Anglia.