I am the author of twelve books, including five novels and a collection of short fiction, a collection of poetry, a travel guide and literary essays. My work has been shortlisted for the Governor-General’s Award for fiction and the Journey Prize for short fiction (Canada). In 2016 Ice Diaries: an Antarctic Memoir, which The New York Times has called 'stunningly written', won the Grand Prize at the Banff Mountain Film Festival Book Competition. My most recent novel is The Dhow House, published by Legend Press in the UK in September 2016 and by ECW Press in Canada and the US in 2017. A new novel, Fire on the Mountain, will be published in the UK with Legend in February 2018. I am Reader in Creative Writing and co-director of the Postgraduate research programme at the University of East Anglia. For more information see: