I am an award winning feature writer and author with fifteen years of experience.
My longform stories have been published by The Guardian long read, Newsweek, and The Atavist, amongst others. My news feature stories have appeared in TIME, Marie Claire, ELLE, The New Statesman, Telegraph Magazine, Times of London, Washington Post and The Guardian .
I graduated from Oxford University with an MA in Modern Languages and Linguistics in 2005. After that, I spent five years working in television and broadcast communications in London, where I produced short films and commercials. In 2008, I left to cycle 5,000 miles with two friends across sub-Saharan Africa, exploring community-based conservation projects and making a documentary about the trip.
In 2009, I started writing features for British newspapers and magazines and, in 2011, moved to East Africa, where I became a regular contributor to The Guardian and TIME. Between 2011 and 2015, I explored how the conflicts and crises of East Africa affect people in the region, writing for UK broadsheets and British and American magazines. I have won multiple awards for my work and, in 2017, my Guardian long read from Burundi received the prestigious Frontline Club award for print journalism. Now based in North Wales, I focus on long-form narrative journalism and non-fiction books.
My website includes a selection of my articles and social media links. If you have any questions, please get in touch with me. For books, I am represented by Ed Wilson at Johnson & Alcock.
I speak fluent German and conversational French.