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Born in London in 1970, I moved to Jerusalem, in 1994, and after 15 years in Israel, moved to Bristol in August 2009. After making a living for 13 years as a science journalist, writing for publications such as WIRED, NewScientist, the MIT Technology Review and Business 2.0, I gave it all up to write fiction.

My second collection, My Mother Was An Upright Piano: Fictions, has just been published by Tangent Books in Spring 2012 and contains 56 short short fictions.

My first short story collection, The White Road and Other Stories, was commended by the judges of the 2009 Orange Award for New Writers.

I am currently writer-in-residence in the Science Faculty at Bristol University. I received a grant from Arts Council England to write a collection...more


It's always nice when the first of the month brings some good news! And this came after 12 so it's not a joke... but it seems that My Mother Was An Upright Piano has been shortlisted in the Best Story Collection section of Sabotage's Saboteur's Indie Lit awards. I had no idea it had even been entered, so that's doubly exciting! MMWAUP faces stiff competition from Ashley Stokes, Laury A. Egan, T... Read more of this blog post »
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