Writing and Editing

I began my career as a newspaper journalist in California, where I won awards for feature, commentary, and investigative writing. Subsequent journalism has been published in New Scientist, Evening Standard, Telegraph Magazine, Aeon, and the New York Times, among others. I also write and edit learning resources for non-profit and academic organisations. Notable writing and editing projects include:

Lost in Space (Pantheon/Penguin):

My narrative non-fiction book exploring human spaceflight past, present and future was listed among the Books of the Year by the San Francisco Chronicle and Independent (UK).


14-18 NOW/Centenary Commissions

With creative learning expert Bill Lucas, I wrote the learning resource Make Art Not War, based on art work commissioned to commemorate World War I. Artists Yinka Shonibare, Rachel Whiteread, Bob and Roberta Smith, and Anna Meredith provided inspiration for this resource, which has been used by more than 50,000 further education students across the UK.


Tate/A New Direction:

I was lead deviser and editor for Learning Lenses, a teacher resource supporting the Tate Year 3 Project by Turner Prize winning artist (and Oscar winning director) Steve McQueen and exhibited at Tate Britain from 2019-2021.

Other writing and editing clients include London School of Economics (LSE), the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, DEMOS, and the London Borough of Brent. A selection of my writing is playfully presented below.

Kerouac’s On The Road Scroll

Kerouac’s On The Road Scroll

Just because I saw this recently at the BL and was surprised at what a powerful effect it had on me. Something about literary artefacts, their physicality, how that feels in an age where literature is becoming increasingly untouchable in a literal sense. Via...