I've written features, reviews and opinion pieces across the cultural sector for publications such as the Guardian, Granta, LA Review of Books, Elephant, Garage and Artsy. I also write fiction, and in 2019 I was named runner-up in Boulevard's Short Fiction Contest for New Writers. Commission me.
I went to Oslo to interview one of Norway's foremost authors, Vigdis Hjorth, whose novel Will and Testament has been published in English for the first time by Verso. We spoke about philosophy, the Norwegian literary tradition and fiction vs. reality for the LA Review of Books.
For the Guardian I explored Shakespeare & Company's status as a bookshop, tourist trap and literary mecca, for its hundred-year anniversary.
I was commissioned by Elephant magazine to interview Jarman-Award-nominated artist Imran Perretta. We talked about way his works interrogate society, the political culture of their manufacture and his artistic influences.
Image: the destructors, Imran Perretta (2019)
I was asked by Artsy to write on the queer potentials of the painting Gabrielle d'Estrées and One of Her Sisters. In it I explored how we talk about historical representations of queerness in a modern context.
Image: Musée du Louvre
For Elephant magazine I examined the recent spate of retrospectives focusing on the seminal gay artists of the 1980s, and questioned the line between celebration and sanitisation.
In honour of Tate Modern's landmark retrospective, I wrote for Artsy on Pierre Bonnard and Edward Vuillard and their use of colour to signal domesticity.
For Artsy I wrote about essentialism and feminism in the works of 1970s artist Hannah Wilke, and how critics have begun to reappraise her legacy.
For Autostraddle I wrote about one of my favourite authors, Tove Jansson, and how her queerness influenced her writing and art. This piece gained over 400 retweets and 1.2k likes on Twitter.
For Artsy I wrote about up-and-coming photographer Tabitha Barnard's images of her teenage sisters, focusing on their synthesis of violence and tenderness.
For 3:am Magazine I wrote on Derek Jarman and Rachel Carson. In the article I examined how queer writers can see the sea as a form of refuge or a place of freedom.