I'm a novelist, playwright and proud co-owner of INK@84 Bookshop in Islington, North London, though I was born and raised in the American Midwest (in Ohio, the setting of my most recent book.) I resettled in the UK in 1989 and am the author of five books: Bone House, short-listed for the Commonwealth Prize and winner of a Herodotus Prize in America; The Bounce; Ice Land; Crimson China, a BBC Radio 4 Book At Bedtime and short-listed for the RNA's Epic Romantic Novel of the Year; and Things We Couldn't Explain. I also write short fiction and plays, and am a past winner of the London Writers' Competition for my story, Joyride. In the past I've taught creative writing for both Arvon and First Story, and am now a Trustee of the latter, a fantastic charity that puts talented writers into secondary schools throughout the UK to foster confidence and creativity. (You can find out more about their inspirational work at www. firststory.org.uk.) I live in Islington, North London with my partner and four children. If you're in the neighbourhood, do drop by the bookshop: .
I'm represented in the UK by Felicity Rubenstein at Lutyens & Rubinstein, and in the US by Kim Witherspoon at InkWell Management. For TV & Film enquiries please contact Lucinda Prain at Casarotto Ramsay & Associates.
If you want to get in touch, feel free to drop me a line using the contact form below. I love to hear from readers, and very occasionally invite them to tea...
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