Writing

I write arts criticism, comic autobiography, prose fiction and poetry.

For example:

I write reviews and interviews for the music magazine Loud and Quiet. 

I have written for publications including Guardian Online, Zest Magazine, Food&, E1ife (as Katie Savin), Times Higher Education and The Conversation.

I used to write regular reviews and opinion pieces for the Leeds based blog The Culture Vulture, click here for an archive of those.

I’ve written several pieces for Instyle.co.uk, including movie reviews, opinon pieces and celebrity gossip commentary.

I used to blog at the Huffington Post from time to time.

From 2012-2017 I authored the blog Reasons to be Single which won the 2013 Cosmopolitan Blog Award in the ‘Best Sex and Relationships’ category, after being shortlisted from over 40,000 entrants. I now blog, very occasionally, at If You Ask Me.

In 2005 I was awarded second place in the Paddon Award for Creative Writing for my short story The Weight of an Echo. My poem Leather Seats and Other Stories was long-listed for the Bridport prize in 2008.

I am currently working on an experimental long-form story, that explores the relationship between the real and the fictional. You can view the archive of that project here, and sign up to receive the latest entries here. I’m also slowly writing an alphabetical collection of short stories, you can read the entry for ‘B’ (Burn, Baby, Burn) here.

 

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