I’m currently working on a non-fiction book for adults, Love, Factually (to be published in early 2019 by Bloomsbury’s popular science imprint, Sigma). The book explores love by combining academic research with interviews I’ve conducted with hundreds of strangers across 40 countries on every continent.
I also write for children, usually in the form of poems. In 2016, I won the Caterpillar Poetry Prize, and my poems have been widely published around the world. They’ve been illustrated by Chris Riddell, set to music by Cheryl Frances-Hoad, and performed by Helena Bonham Carter. In 2017 I performed on BBC Radio 3 and my poem The Land of Blue was featured on BBC Radio 6 Music. This year, Poetry Ireland featured me as one of eight poets displayed on the Dublin underground.
My professional background is varied: I worked as a face painter, studied flying trapeze, philosophy and psychology, and swam in Antarctica before becoming a lawyer at an international law firm.