Writing

I am currently short-listed for the Bristol Short Story Prize (winners to be announced in October) for my story ‘Dogging’, a tale of Great Danes and tromboners that will be published in the 2018 anthology. 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 have 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.

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