Writer, editor, reviewer

Posts for : January 2016


Review for European Literature Network 0

I was recently commissioned by Rosie Goldsmith to write a feature review for her European Literature Network website of Dalkey Archive’s Best European Fiction 2016 and Trafika Europe’s Essential New European Literature.

These two fascinating collections bring together new work from authors and translators across Europe. Having edited Best European Fiction 2015 for Dalkey, I was particularly interested to see what 2016’s edition held, and how the new publication from Trafika Europe compared. I wasn’t disappointed.

Find my review, and a discussion of Jon Fosse’s definitions of literature and fiction here.

BEF 2016 - West Camel




Editing for Yale University Press 0

Over the past few months I’ve had the pleasure of copyediting several non-fiction titles for Yale University Press’s London office.

Among the fascinating books I’ve worked are the following:

Martin Luther: Visionary Reformer by Scott H. Hendrix


Cursed Legacy: The Tragic Life of Klaus Mann


Other titles I’ve copyedited are forthcoming…



Orenda update 0

I’ve been working with Karen Sullivan at Orenda Books for a year now, providing editorial support for her range of literary and crime titles.

The latest batch of books I’ve worked on are now available in ebook.

Nightblind by Ragnar Jónasson (translated by Quentin Bates) (also out now in paperback)


The Rise & Fall of the Miraculous Vespas by David F. Ross


Jihadi: A Love Story by Yusuf Toropov


Wicked Game by Matt Johnson


2016 holds more gems – working hard on the manuscripts now!