Radio France, France Bleu – Le Livre du Jour
Focus Magazine (Germany) – Neuerscheinungen, New Books
La Repubblica (Italy) – D, Book Recommendations ‘una storia di resilienza e coraggio’, ‘a story of resilience and courage’
Politiken (Denmark) – Review ‘magisk, rystende og gribende’, ‘magical, harrowing and gripping’
BAENegocios and Revista 23 (Argentina) – interviews
Newsweek – Book Recommendations Breviario NW
The Hit List – Top Spec Scripts 2017 List (Top Manuscripts 2017)
Hollywood’s Top 100 New Writers Young & Hungry List
Marie Claire Italia 9 libri da non perdere (review)
Der Spiegel German Top 20 Bestseller List Paperback
The Guardian Not the Booker Longlist (Guardian Readers’ Choice)
Irish Independent Review
Irish Times Article
Irish Times Review
New Internationalist Review
Traveller Magazine Review
Grazia Magazine (Feb 2017) “A richly told story…”
The i Paper Review “a novel look at displacement and belonging”
Irish News Feature
Stylist Magazine Best Books February
Reader’s digest 7 Books you can’t miss this February
The Big Issue “…rich with feeling… real emotional payback…”
IMAGE Magazine Four Brilliant February Reads
Irish Times Books to Look Out For List 2017
The Literary Sofa Feature
Advice to Writers Interview
BBC Radio4 Interview
Reviews include Irish Times, Irish Independent, Irish News, Irish Examiner, Belfast Telegraph, Herald on Sunday, The i Paper, New Internationalist Magazine, Traveller Magazine, The Big Issue, Reader’s digest, IMAGE Magazine, Stylist Magazine, Bookanista, The Last Word Book Review, The Literary Sofa, The Reader, Grazia Magazine. Interviews include BBC Radio4, Twitter, Advice to Writers, Bookanista, Advice to Writers and the Irish News. Features include Irish Times, The Literary Sofa, Stylist Magazine, Reader’s digest.
UNDER THE ALMOND TREE
In late 2015 I finished writing my debut novel Under the Almond Tree.
The book was acquired by Two Roads Books (ed. Lisa Highton, Two Roads Books/John Murray Press). It will be published in translation in 2017/18 including in France, China, Denmark, Germany, Romania, the Netherlands, Bulgaria, Spain and Italy. Read more here.
I am currently working on my second novel The Plantation House – you can hear a little about it and my journey to publication here in my BBC interview: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b072hls1 (listen from 26 mins in)
Before writing full-time, I was the Executive Director for PEN International, the leading worldwide writers’ association campaigning on the promotion of literature and freedom of expression. You can learn more about PEN here: www.pen-international.org
I have also served as Director of the Global Girls Fund which supports girls’ empowerment, equality and access to learning and education worldwide.
Previous experience includes working with young people both in the UK and internationally on education and development projects, working on peace and conflict issues, and human rights work. I hold an MSc in Global Politics and have studied human rights law, international political economy, and development economics. I read Modern & Medieval Languages at Cambridge University.
I am an activist for girls’ education and have traveled widely, campaigning on human rights and education issues around the world. My writing reflects these interests and concerns about our world and how we live.
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