Personal essays


A couple of months ago I sent a few of my personal essays out to journals, and woke up last Saturday to find that London’t Litro Magazine had featured one as their #Essay Saturday. It’s one of a series of personal pieces I am writing on my PhD. You can read it here:


Carolyn Jess Cooke asked me some years ago to be involved with her wonderful Arts Council-funded project, Writing Motherhood. I was invited to speak on panels at literary festivals about the effect motherhood has had on my writing, and I wrote a short piece called the Mutable Bed, which was then published in this anthology (Seren). You can buy it here.


This year, Granta magazine published a creative nonfiction piece I wrote about my father’s losing battle with alcoholism. You can read it here: