When I'm not writing, I teach creative writing courses at the University of Brighton, the Arvon Foundation and New Writing South. I have a PhD in English literature from the University of Sussex after writing a thesis on the rhetoric of friendship in Renaissance writing, 1579-1625. My interests include queer culture, Doctor Who and most things to do with Japan. I grew up in Watford but now live in Hove with my partner Morgan Case and our cats."