My first non-fiction book for adults, Love Factually (UK and Australia) / Love Understood (US) will be published by Bloomsbury in January 2019. I also narrated the audiobook, which is available for pre-order on Audible. The book explores love by combining academic research with interviews I conducted with hundreds of strangers across 40 countries on every continent.
I also write for children, usually in the form of poems, picture books, fiction and non-fiction (I have some books in the pipeline but I can’t tell you about them just yet). In 2016, I won the Caterpillar Poetry Prize, and my non-fiction and poetry have been widely published around the world. My poems been illustrated by Chris Riddell, set to music by Cheryl Frances-Hoad, and performed by Helena Bonham Carter. They’ve appeared on BBC Radio 6 Music, BBC Radio 3 and Classic FM and last year, Poetry Ireland featured me alongside Jackie Kay as one of eight poets displayed on the Dublin overground.
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.