Photo: Vicki Bailey /  VHB Photography

Photo: Vicki Bailey / VHB Photography


I studied English at St John’s College, Cambridge. Since then, I’ve worked in higher education & media relations, and I’m now studying law. I live in Oxford, England, with my wife and our cat. My debut novel, The Unspoken Name, will be published by Tor in 2020.

My favourite things to write about are:

  • loyalty ‘n’ betrayal

  • human sacrifice

  • immortals behaving badly

  • fraught banquets where someone gets murdered

  • fantasy archaeology

  • people bleeding a single aesthetic drop of blood as they die in the snow

… but in real life my main excitement day-to-day is when I get to cook a new kind of lentil.