I am a novelist and short story writer and occasional poet. I teach creative writing at The University of the West Indies, where I am the coordinator of the MFA Creative Writing.
I gained my PhD in creative writing at Lancaster University where I also taught undergraduates whilst studying. I moved to Kurdistan, Northern Iraq and taught at Soran University for four years, developing the curriculum and heading the English department.
In addition to university teaching, I have many years experience working in the community with writing projects. I look for the stories in people’s lives, unheard voices, unknown situations, and imprint them on the page.