I was short-listed for the Bristol Short Story Prize for my story ‘Dogging’, a tale of grief, Great Danes and tromboners that was published in the 2018 anthology. I read some of my fiction as part of the launch of the Bristol Short Story Prize 2019 at Foyles bookshop in Bristol on November 6th 2018 and run a creative writing group for undergraduates in the second half of the academic year.
I have contributed several articles for World Education magazine on the subject of overseas students in British higher education, and I have written my blog the Filthy Comma regularly since 2011, addressing word-related issues, education (drawing on teaching in the UK and PR China), gender relations and whatever else seems interesting to me, from killer whales to the Dr. Fu Manchu books. I also sometimes use the blog to share passages from the novel I have been fiddling about with for the last two decades.
I supplied several posts for the Life of Breath blog, as well as guest posts including a series on organising a mammoth two-day wedding in less than four months for Pretty Thrifty, a post about medical humanities for the regional medical humanities network blog, and a post on air pollution for the Cabot Institute blog.