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Author of two novels – Massive (Young Picador, 2002) and Dirty Work (Young Picador, 2007), both of which have been widely translated and published in the US.

Also Co-editor of the bestselling Creative Writing Coursebook (Macmillan 2001) and the short fiction anthologies Hard Shoulder (Tindal Street Press, 1999), England Calling (Weidenfeld & Nicholson, 2001) and Tell Tales 3 (Tell Tales, 2006).

She is also the founder and project coordinator of Birkbeck’s annual literary magazine – The Mechanics’ Institute Review.